Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Morning Cup of Tea: Judge Not

Today's scripture, I feel, is one of the most quoted and misused verses in the bible. Please read Matthew 7: 1-5.

1.Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2.For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged:and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is  in thine own eye?
4. or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5.Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

I used to be on a website that is supposed to be helpful for mothers. However, I soon began calling it the Drama Mamas site because on certain parts of the place that is all you would see. Everyone it seemed was of the opinion that they were right and everyone else was wrong. And when it came to lifestyle or behavior, always someone would say, The bible says don't judge! I noticed, however, the ones quoting that scripture didn't feel that it applied to their assessment of another person.
  When we see a fellow Christian doing wrong, we should go to them in love and talk with them. We should not be gossiping with others about what sister so and so is doing. And we should take the time to examine ourselves first. Are we trying to help clean someone else up when we have a fire to put out at home first?
 We are none of us perfect, and we are here to help one another. When we see wrongdoing we should speak up. But we need to go about it the right way.  

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