THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Man is "inexcusable" because he has no plausible excuse
for failing to both acknowledge God and live by God's principles. (Rom. 2:1)
Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:
condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned:
forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Light from the Word.
The word "judge" is taken from the Greek krino.
It means to determine, decide, or condemn.
Jesus was not talking about a judge on a bench delivering a statement
concerning one’s legal or illegal actions.
He was talking about people having a condemning attitude toward others
because of personal prejudice.
Just because a person doesn't live like I do, doesn't mean he's worthy of condemnation.
We are, after all, ALL sinners! (Rom. 3:23)
I deserve condemnation of God as much as ANYONE!
But God has been gracious to me, a sinner!
By His Holy Spirit, and His chosen people,
God called me out of sin's condemnation
and into Jesus' salvation!
PRAISE GOD for His gracious gift!!
Now, may I never have a condemning attitude toward others.
Rather, let me show them God's offer of salvation through Christ.