“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s[a] eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your neighbor,[b] ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s[c] eye.
A person who makes no judgments in a day would be like a body without a skeleton. We have to judge, but Christ calls us to judge ourselves first and to view others without contempt or condemnation. [hear sermon audio]
This week, take some time to go deeper. Use these scriptures and questions to reflect in your devotion time.
Texts to read:
Questions to ponder:
- Think of a time in the last week when you found yourself judging someone’s behavior.
- How did you measure what was “right”? Was the standard your own behavior or something else?
- Search scripture, are there words from Jesus that apply? Do they speak to you or the other person?
Do and share:
- Journal about a judgment you passed this weak. What in you felt threatened? Did your attitude help the other person?
- Share a story of overcoming judgement in our Facebook group or on Twitter (@dpumc).