Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged!


The most misquoted verse in the Bible is probably Matthew 7:1, “Judge not that ye be not judged.”Very often we have heard sincere, misinformed Christians and unbelievers alike say, “I don’t want to judge anybody, but…” Ironically, the one who screams “judge not” is often the one passing judgment on you!

Some Bible Verses on Judging

“Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” (Prov 31:9)

“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (1 Cor 2:15)

“Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” (1 Cor 6:3)

Jesus commended Simon, “Thou hast rightly judged.” (Luke 7:43)

There are many other such verses which deal with judgement.

If there were no judgment…All the prisons would be empty and thieves, serial killers, drug dealers, murderers etc would be loose in your neighborhood. You could not discipline your children and teach them not to steal, lie, do drugs, or give in to peer pressure.You could not judge any false doctrine and would have to allow it to be taught in your Church

Most often, those who tell you “not to judge” them do so because they want to hide some sin or continue practising it.A caring, loving Christian will judge all situations according to the Word of God and call sinners to repentance.The church has become intimidated by the opinions of the world as they scream, “You religious bigots, hatemongers, and intolerant people (which are judgments in themselves), do not judge me!” However, God clearly commands us to judge.

Why would the command to judge be so vehemently attacked in society? Obviously, if the church stops judging and deciding what is right and wrong, we will no longer be able to distinguish good from evil, we will buy into the politically correct idea of moral relativism (what’s good for you may not be good for me).

So how are we to judge?We are to judge righteously(John 7:24) and without hypocrisy.Live what you preach.

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12 thoughts on “Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged!

  1. THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE, LET NO ONE TAKE A VERSE OUT OF THE BIBLE AND CHANGE IT ACCORDING TO THEIR WILL AND NOT GOD’S WILL, BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT IF A PERSON, KILL’S ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, THIEVE’S, RAPIST, CHILD MOLESTER’S AND SO FORTH AND SO ON NEED TO BE PUT IN JAIL, SO THE WILL HARM NO ONE ELSE, AND GO WITH GOD EVERYONE, AMEN 🙂

  2. My sentiments exactly. I know we are to love everyone, but we cannot condone sin. We must judge righteously as you say. I believe too that those who yell “Don’t judge me,only God can judge” don’t want to face up to there sin and repent. They don’t like the conviction of the Holy Spirit, because it lets them know that they are wrong, and that is to uncomfortable. They would rather shut us up and not here the truth than accept that they are wrong and repent.

  3. 1 Corinthians 2
    New King James Version (NKJV)14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.

  4. quite revealing. I have truly come to realise that those who hate to be judged are th worse critics and hypocrites. lord help me to judge righteously.

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  6. giving someone the truth about what they are doing is very very hard, I have lost friends but have also found. I can’t compromise my morals by what other people say about me or to me. There was a time when I would just hurt and cry when people would say you don’t know what your talking about! Now I stand firm in my faith and God brings people in and out of our lives for a good reason. Sharyn

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