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Beep Beep

I always loved the Road Runner comics
Wile E. Coyote esq.
Don’t judge me

Judge not

Non-Christians are always accusing Christians of being Judgemental.
A 2007 survey of 17-21 year olds showed that 9 out of 10 Christians were judgmental of others.
Wayward Christians also will accuse you of being judgemental

Judge Not

“Judge Not” is like the race card for wayward Christians.

To a Degree they have a point.
Sometimes we can sound like an ex smoker around other smokers.
We can get a little holier than thou.
Matthew 7:1-
Matthew 7:1 NASB95
“Do not judge so that you will not be judged.
Matthew 7:2–6 NASB95
“For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew 7:2-
Doesn’t mean not to discriminate between what is good and what is bad.
Doesn’t mean
Matthew 7:13–14 NASB95
“Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:13
You have to judge which gate is wide and which gate is narrow.
Doesn’t mean not to judge the actions and motives of people.
Matthew 7:
Hypocrites, dogs and swine.
Matthew 7:15 NASB95
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
You have to judge them by their fruit. Good trees bear good fruit and bad trees bear bad fruit.
Matthew 7:21 NASB95
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
Matthew
Doesn’t mean that we are not suppose to correct our Christian brothers when we stray from God’s will.
Galatians 6:1–2 NASB95
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
Galatians 6:
Spirit of gentleness:
Remove the log from your own eye so you can remove the speck from your brothers.
How gentle do you have to be to get something out of someone’s eye?
We have been beat down with this “Judge Not” message that we are all waling around with specks in our eyes because we are afraid to be labeled as the Jesus Police if we say anything to our brothers and sisters.
Matthew 7:12 NASB95
“In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew
Teaching at Simmons Bank with my fly open.

So what did Jesus mean when he said Judge not?

Prayed, fasted and gave.
Passed judgement: Sick : were unclean because they were cursed by God.
Poor: were that way because God had his face against them.
Rich: Blessed by God because of their virtue
Pharisees were Holy because of their outward religious acts.
Jesus throughout this sermon told people that it was not their outward appearance, but the heart of a person that mattered.
Beatitudes
With sin
How we give, how we pray, and how we live
Pharisees passed judgment of what God thought of people based on their standards.
A standard of works: You get what you ask for.
Romans 14:4 NASB95
Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
When I stand before God: I want Grace!
Close with a warning and a promise.
Matthew 7:26–27 NASB95
“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. “The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.”
Matthew 7:
Matthew 7:7–8 NASB95
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:
God is waiting on you.
Jesus said in
Revelation 3:20 NASB95
‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.
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