Discussion: Judge/observe/analyze is it the same/wrong?

 

As it says in the bible to not judge others. Only God can be the one to judge.

But earlier, a fellow Christian told me that it’s okay to judge others if it needs be?

I’m confused.

And what about observing and analyzing, are they similar to judging and wrong?

Because I try hard not to judge, as I have been rebuked for 3yrs and trained to not judge by one of my closest friends. Yet I am a strong observer, I stay quiet a lot of the time and observe everything in perspective, and yet before I go ahead and jump the gun, I like to meditate/reflect upon it, for I may be too hasty to think /run on instincts, tells myself to be wiser. But at the same time it is injustice for me when people misunderstand my actions/behavior, without knowing the true intent.

 

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2 thoughts on “Discussion: Judge/observe/analyze is it the same/wrong?

  1. Sarah Koo

    Hello Albert!! This is an awesome blog!! This is an issue that has confused many people. On one hand, we are commanded by the Lord Jesus, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged” (Matthew 7:1). On the other hand, the Bible also exhorts us to beware of evildoers and false prophets and to avoid those who practice all kinds of evil. How are we to discern who these people are if we do not make some kind of judgment about them?

    Christians are often accused of “judging” whenever they speak out against a sinful activity. However, that is not the meaning of the Scripture verses that state, “Do not judge.” There is a righteous kind of judgment we are supposed to exercise—with careful discernment (John 7:24):

    “Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment.”

    and 1 Corinthians 2:15-16 (Contemporary English Version):

    “People who are guided by the Spirit can make all kinds of judgments, but they cannot be judged by others. The Scriptures ask, “Has anyone ever known the thoughts of the Lord or given him advice? But we understand what Christ is thinking.”

    When Jesus told us not to judge (Matthew 7:1), He was telling us not to judge hypocritically. Matthew 7:2-5 declares:

    “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

    What Jesus was condemning here was hypocritical, self-righteous judgments of others.

    In Matthew 7:2-5, Jesus warns against judging someone else for his sin when you yourself are sinning even worse. That is the kind of judging Jesus commanded us not to do. If a believer sees another believer sinning, it is his Christian duty to lovingly and respectfully confront the person with his sin (Matthew 18:15-17):

    “If your brother sins against you,a go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church;and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

    This is not judging, but rather pointing out the truth in hope—and with the ultimate goal—of bringing repentance in the other person (James 5:20):

    “remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of his way will save him from death and cover over a multitude of sins.”

    and restoration to the fellowship. We are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). We are to proclaim what God’s Word says about sin. 2 Timothy 4:2 instructs us,

    “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction.”

    We are to “judge” sin, but always with the goal of presenting the solution for sin and its consequences—the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 14:6).

    Like Ryan said, I’m excited to have you join us next Friday! You mighty warrior!

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    1. XraySilas Post author

      Its 2017, and im reading this post, and i dont know what i was thinking. This post also saddens me. The person who i was before is not the same person i am today. I am so deeply apologetic and remorseful for even publishing this garbage. But I am going to keep it to reveal my transparency and vulnerability to see how much progress i have made as a Christian Blogger.

      Reply

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