No matter how hard we try, no matter how nice we are, eventually we will experience interpersonal problems. Someone is going to hurt us with their words or actions. That is a fact we are just going to have to accept. The question is, what are we going to do about it? In the previous […]
Category: Don’t Judge Me!
When my wife and I were first married, we lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee. One day we received notice that there would be a neighborhood meeting at a church in our community. Out of curiosity, we went. One of the complaints being addressed was that of speeders on the local streets. The police officer in attendance, […]
Although we took a short timeout to discuss the issue of the Sabbath, we have been looking at the conditions for judging. Although we often hear “Don’t judge me!” we have determined that judging is, at certain times, necessary. There are four questions that must be answered before we put ourselves into the position of […]
In the previous section, we started looking at the conditions for judging, using John 7:24 as a springboard. In it Jesus says to “judge with righteous judgment.” This topic came up because Jesus was bold enough to heal a man on the Sabbath day, which perturbed some of the more “religious” folks around Him. They, […]
In the previous sections of this study we saw that judging is simply considering something and making a decision about it. When Jesus issued the command to “judge not,” He did not mean to ignore sin. Sometimes it is necessary to discern whether something is wrong or right. However, it must be done in the […]
Don’t judge me! Have you ever heard that expression? Have you ever said it? Usually that phrase is blurted out in disgust out when someone points out something they don’t like about another person. Sometimes we hear variations: “Don’t judge me just because I sin differently than you do.” “Before you judge me, make sure […]