This year we are covering the four Gospel Accounts together in chronological order.
In the previous post, we covered the Doctrine of Judging. Here was the conclusion:
In God's Word, the word for "judge" was the greek word krino and it meant to equal out Justice. God's Word was very clear that we shouldn't equal out our own Justice, but judge righteous judgment: a believer putting a stumblingblock in the path of another believer.
We need to remember this as we look at the conclusion of Jesus direct teaching according to principles...
During the Matthew Series, we covered these chapters in detail. Remember, the purpose of this year's Series is to show the chronology and the role of each passage relative to the occurrence of other passages. For the rest of this Series, with each post I will provide a link to the associated Matthew Series post for those who want to go in depth with each passage. For example, here is the link to the Matthew Series for today's post: Matthew 7:1-2.
"1 Judge not, that ye be not judged."
(The greek word krino was used twice in this verse. Jesus blatantly stated that we should not judge...we should not equal out Justice on others. Jesus said the reason why was that then we would be judged. In the previous post, we saw that Romans 2:1-3 stated that we all do the things that we would want to judge in others...and that judging results in us being twice as wrong as those who do wrong actions. First, because we do the wrong actions. Second, because we are hypocrites for judging others for doing what we do.)
"2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you."
(Again, the greek word krino was used twice in this verse.)
(Verse 1 gave Jesus' premise on judging others: Don't do it. Verse 2 gave Jesus' reason why: You will be judged to the same amount you judge others.)
(There are people who attempt to prove that Jesus was not saying, "Don't judge"...but was trying to show us HOW TO JUDGE. If that was true, then the context for the rest of this chapter ought to prove that out...)
Jesus told us not to judge others. Jesus told us not to equal out our Justice on others.