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We always talk about not judging people, and we really shouldn’t judge people, we should be judging actions. What do I mean by this? As Christians we uphold the standard of the Word of God. The Word of God is our measuring stick. Any judging that is done has to be done against the standard of the Word of God and it has to be done in love.
John 7:24 teaches us that we have to judge righteously. Our righteousness is of Christ so that means that our judging has to be through Christ. So, anyone who does not know God does not have the ability to be a righteous judge. You can’t judge righteously if you are not righteous. In 1 Timothy 6:11 we learn that the man of God is to pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. That means in your judging by the standard of the Word – it is not done in hatred, strife or with the intent to cause hurt feelings. It has to be done in love with the sincere intent of allowing the Word of God to correct.
The Word of God is profitable for correction. (2 Timothy 3:16) For correction to take place that means that there had to be identification that something was done that was wrong, it was judged – meaning someone identified it as inappropriate – and the Word of God was applied to the situation.
We have to judge what our pastors and leaders say. Are they teaching us the Bible and the principles of God or have they gotten off into self just sharing their opinions and ideas. The Bible teaches us to search the scriptures ourselves to be sure that what we are taught is really true.
The bottom line here is that we have to be led by the Spirit of God in all that we do because it is the spirit that allows us to judge righteously. Please contact us with any questions or comments.