This is the eighteenth in a series of blogs on the ease of reading the words of Jesus in the book of Matthew … and the difficulty of following them.
Judge not, that you not be judged.
So, I can never judge? I can never aspire to be the next Judge Judy?
No, you can judge. Yes, you can aspire to be the next Judge Judy, well not with this writing, but you can pass judgment. As a matter of fact, life as we know it would be impossible to live without judgment.
But there is a warning on the day-to-day judgments that make up our daily lives: They will be weighed in the balance:
For with what judgment you judge,
you will be judged; and with the measure
you use, it will be measured back to you.
So, when you judge, don’t imagine that you are a god, instead make sure your judgments are covered with God-inspired wisdom, love, grace and mercy.
Links to the previous blogs in this series can be found at Links to So Easy To Read, So Hard To Do.