Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged
The Use Of "Buzz" Phrases Which Enable The Misled User To Appear To Be Knowledgeable While Seeming To Win The Battle.
 
Matthew 7 1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
 

Matthew: 7.1 "Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged." At times, people will fire this back at you when he/she is cornered with the truth... In other words, you may correct someone who is in violation of God's law and they snap back, "judge not lest ye be judged." Because they lack understanding of the true meaning and intent of the statement made by Jesus in His Sermon On The Mountain.

People wrongly think Jesus means His Father will judge you for correctly judging another person. NOT AT ALL! Jesus simply means that as you interact with other people you will come under the same scrutiny to which you subjected them... This is totally acceptable, assuming your actions and intent are proper!

Just about every punk-devil I have engaged in spiritual warfare has used this scripture. They have no idea what it means. Unknowing Christians are just as guilty because they let them use a part of Jesus' sermon out of context.

To be certain you understand let me restate the issue. People who quote the scripture in Matthew, which is known as Jesus' Sermon On The Mount would have you believe that if you determine that a person is not of the right spirit or if they fall short of righteousness that God will judge you with anger and punish you. This is not what Jesus was saying.

Jesus is simply saying that if you perform your God-given duty to determine anothers intent and judge them correctly that you will be judged by them.

In other words you are now engaged in war - spiritual warfare! This is your right and duty to do so! If an evil-doer is doing wrong and you correct them or tell them to stop and you happen to explain why they are wrong, they may say you are judging them.

Jesus is telling you that you can expect them to come back against you and they will judge you as you judged them. For example; You tell a wrong-doing person they are doing wrong by lying to their spouse, they may come back at you and confront you with something you do wrong. They may say something like; "well, you lied to your mother about where you went the other evening." Does this make sense? Do you see? You judged them for lying and they judged you in the same way. (Perhaps not a good example but you get the idea)

THE POINT: Jesus is not telling you that God will judge you for performing your duty.

However, the ungodly who have no clue what they are talking about spit out these little phrases to shut you up and win the war of words. These folks just memorize little rebuttals to look as though they are knowledgeable.

We MUST judge others or we would allow ourselves to associate with sinful, immoral people or allow our children to "run" with the wrong crowd! But when you confront these people they simply snap back with their self-righteous attitude; "judge not lest ye be judged." They are using the very words of Jesus to quieten you and make you feel rotten as they frolic in their victory over you, a child of God.

Read the first part of Matthew, chapter 7 and you will plainly see He is referring to interaction among humans - not His Father.

Matthew 7 1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Don't let the tricky, little New Agers hold you hostage to their wrongful teachings any longer!

Your friend,

John

Copyright 2002 - 2011 Darryl Foshee All Rights Reserved