Are You Judging Me?

I’ve seen a lot of comments from “Christians” that think any stand for truth, any correction, any statement against sin is “Judging” when in fact judging someone and standing on truth and offering correction are two different things. You are NOT judging a person when you stand for what the Bible clearly teaches even when it offends someone or makes them uncomfortable. It’s not judging someone to lovingly tell them they are doing wrong according to the Bible or correcting them. Proverbs 27:6 says Faithful are the wounds of a friend. A real friend tells you the truth even when you don’t want to hear and get mad, they risk it for your good. So many “Christians” take one verse in Matthew 7:1, and try to build an entire doctrine on it but Jesus was talking about pride and acting like you are better than someone else, He did not contradict the entire Bible and it’s doctrine in that one verse. It’s one thing to gossip or act like you are better than someone and an entirely different thing to stand on the Word of God and stand for what is right, what is truth and lovingly correct.

WE  grow from the Bible because it tells us what to do and what not to do, it teaches us how to be closer to God, how to show our love to Him. How to have a better life, one that will be eternal and not temporary. Throughout the Bible mighty men of God and Jesus stood firm, without apology, for what was right even when it was unpopular. So when people say “don’t judge me” they really are just looking for an excuse to continue in their sin and justify it. Don’t be fooled or blinded by Grace. Don’t be a disgrace to Grace (Rom 6). So many “Christians” think they can live anyway they want to, but God said don’t be fooled, God is not mocked (Gal 6:7). YES we have Grace but God is holy and He HATES Sin, an abomination. YES He loves the person but if they do not turn to Him through Christ and repent then there is no salvation. If you have turned to Christ and are saved but still live like you want, then you are in sin and God does punish to correct His children (Heb 12:6). Don’t sit on the fence, be Hot or Cold…choose your side (Rev 3). Have a heart open that welcomes feedback, correction, and loving wounds to wake you up, make you better, grow you closer to a better you in Christ and give you a closer walk with God.

I really liked the way Stormy [ www.instagram.com/storm_326] addressed this as well:
Christians are often accused of “judging” whenever they speak out against a sinful activity. However, that is not the meaning of the Scripture verses that state, “Do not judge.” There is a righteous kind of judgment we are supposed to exercise—with careful discernment (John 7:24). When Jesus told us not to judge (Matthew 7:1), He was telling us not to judge hypocritically. (Matthew 7:2-5). If a believer sees another believer sinning, it is his Christian duty to lovingly and respectfully confront the person with his sin (Matthew 18:15-17 & Gal 6:1). This is not judging, but rather pointing out the truth in hope—and with the ultimate goal—of bringing repentance in the other person (James 5:20) and restoration to the fellowship. We are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). We are to proclaim what God’s Word says about sin. Imagine a father or mother who claims to love their children but takes no action to stop them from becoming drug addicts or prostitutes. Or imagine seeing a brother in Christ walking alone heading straight toward quicksand, but you say nothing and walk away in silence. This isn’t genuine love; it’s apathy.

It is not loving one’s neighbor as oneself; it is not loving as Jesus loved. Yet this is what we are like when we refuse to correct a wayward believer, to reprove sinful behavior, or to warn others of false teachers. Looking out for the well-being of other Christian is a serious responsibility. Unfortunately, because many Christians have adopted the world’s view that everyone should be allowed to “do his own thing,” some believers will do nothing, even when they see a brother or sister ensnared in a serious sin. This is not the kind of love Jesus demonstrated, nor is it consistent with the clear teaching of Scripture. 2 Timothy 4:2 instructs us, “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.”

God’s Word, His truth will offend, it suppose to. WE as humans can not grow without being pressed, convicted, uncomfortable…these are the times we stretch, adapt, grow (Hebrews 4:12) If you feel offended then maybe it’s time to find out why and what the Bible says and how it differs from what you believe. 2 Tim 2:15

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Are You Judging Me?

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