Judge Not!


“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.”

~Matthew 7:1-2, NLT


The most quoted verse in the Bible by the left is Matthew 7:1, “Judge not, that you be not judged.”

~Dr. B.S. Blackburn

Oswald Chambers and Naola Bailey would get along fine, Chambers said, “Remember when you criticize another, you are probably guilty of the same thing or perhaps something worse.” Mother use to make me so mad; I would go to her with a criticism about someone else and she would always say, “I see the same thing in you.” Then I married into the Right family; I married the daughter who’s first name is Always. She picked up where Mother left off. On the way home from a softball game many years ago, I criticized one of our players for his unsportsmanlike conduct. She said, “Did you get a good look at him?” I said, “I sure did and I didn’t like what I saw.” She said, “Good, because you were looking at yourself.” I should have made her walk home, but I am compassionate and merciful.

Whereas we have no right or authority to pass judgment on others, we do have to make value judgments concerning what is good, healthy and edifying. Between what pleases God and what does not. I grew up saying mam to women and sir to men. I checked out at LOWES a couple of days ago and I wasn’t sure what to say. In the old days it was easy to tell a male from a female. Men wore short hair and women long. Men wore pants and women wore dresses. In the old days, men did not wear earrings and necklaces. I saw a teenage boy at Targets the other day and he was wearing high heels, earrings and had on makeup. Of course, I believe in moral absolutes and that the bible is God’s revelation of who He is and what He expects of us. If I make any effort at all to live by His Word, I will be labeled a bigot and a racist. The world is trying to conform me, and I am resisting. I want to be transformed by the Word and the Holy Spirit. I want to be like Christ, not the world. I have no desire to judge people, but I will continue to make judgments between what is right and what is wrong. They can call me whatever they like.


June’s phone says we have a chance for some rain today. Hope is a wonderful thing and I have hope that it might rain. The first half of 22 is about history–time flies when you get 27. Have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.

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