As a Christian we know that we are different, only because we love what God loves and hate what he hates. We live a life that is pleasing to God’s eye’s and those who choose disobedience never forget the passage they stand on, but are misusing as they quote verse one and leave out verse two which is vital to the explanation. “Judge not, that ye be not judged” and VERSE TWO: “For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again”.(Matthew 7:1,2). The second verse is plainly telling us we need to use right judgement in a matter.
What does God think of Judgement? Does he even tell us in scripture? Since all answers to life’s questions are answered in scripture it is good to know he loves judgement and it’s not a bad thing, only to those who do not like to live a right life. “For the Lord loveth judgement, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgement”.(Psalm 37:28,30). Although those who love the Lord will suffer being persecuted for his name sake, the promise of eternal life for their souls keeps them from turning from God.
For those who say we are not suppose to judge, will take offence to the following verses. Moses was a person as you and I are and as he found favour in God’s eyes sought to bring many from Egypt out of bondage by the hand of God and judged them. His father in law said it would be too much for him to judge so many and advised him to chose others who also loved God,and truth, and hate covetousness so Moses took his advice and appointed others with him. “And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee; for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness, and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge; so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee”.
We are told to love our neighbor as ourselves and do not covet anything that is our neighbors, the word tells us we should judge righteous judgement and if we do not then we are allowing evil to rule. Without judging right and wrong actions wickedness would have free reign. “Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgement: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, not honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor”.(Leviticus 19:15). “How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the land of the wicked”.(Psalm 82:2-4).
Jesus was amazed at how people were so good at discerning the signs of the sky for weather, yet to judge between right and wrong they leave it undone.Being able to discern between right and wrong is one of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, it guides our life and give protection when we are sensitive to the will of God. “Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?”. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit. To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit. To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues”.(1 Corinthians 12:7-10).
Now that we know it is of God to judge a matter justly, we know when people say your not suppose to judge they are not aware of the ways to have peace in their lives and we now know God does love judgement and expects us to apply it to our lives. “I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil (Treasure). I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love. Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgements. Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them”.