Stop Passing Judgement on Others
1 “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged. 2 For with the judgment you use, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye but don’t notice the log in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and look, there’s a log in your eye? 5 Hypocrite! First take the log out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. 6 Don’t give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before pigs, or they will trample them with their feet, turn, and tear you to pieces.
16 “For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God. 19 “This, then, is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone who practices wicked things hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed. 21 But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”
Where does a prompt show up?
Egyptians believed that each deceased person would be judged by an entire tribunal of gods before entering the afterlife. Some of the judges of this divine tribunal are pictured in the top row. The weighing of the heart as the place of men’s mind and desire is depicted below on the left. The other scale pan holds the feather of the goddess Maat, who symbolizes life in accordance with the divine order of salvation. The scene shows the exact moment of judgment. If the deceased individual did not live according to the divine ordinances, the scale will tip over and the deceased be swallowed by the eater of the dead who has the head of a crocodile. Hence the swallowed individual is prevented from entering the afterlife.
Jesus defines the Hypocrite.