A WRONG JUDGMENT CALL
Judge not to be judged
One thing that is quite apparent, and very obvious is that in the world these days; everyone tends to judge one another with ease, and strong exaggerated gestures. Regardless and despite who gets dehumanized, offended, hurt, or misinterpreted!
Yet, I believe that one of the main reason for this judging world would be: is the majority of times; would be that one thinks one is better than the other; which is an error that never fails; a crisis of inferiority and superiority complex: among other ideas in conflicts of a sarcastic judgment call. It has become very easy to realize that this world is full of liars, deceivers, and manipulators; yet, to say the least full blown hypocrites, but I ask could this be another way of judging people the wrong way?
Well, considering all the facts: the truth of giving our opinion on this very issue on any kind, could be, and maybe it is wrong, or perhaps it’s wrong to a certain point, which is dully noted. So, in reality, and all truth we should not judge anyone or anything at all; or speak out of line, and better yet its better to keep our opinions to ourselves; because in its simplicity everyone is quick to give a slanderous opinion in a mocking way: only, we must, by all means learn how to keep our verbal indifferences to ourselves.
In other words we must not ridicule, or mock anyone or anything; whether man, or things of this world, or things in the next worlds (heaven or hell); because in the next worlds we don‘t know what is in store for everyone, and besides who are we, or who is anyone to judge; this is especially more important, towards, and within the unity of the brotherhood.
Our Lord Jesus Christ explained this to the multitudes in his sermon on the mount; which stipulates that no one has the right to judge another because we all make mistakes, errors, and commit sins (Matt7:1-5)Judge not that ye be not judged. For what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why behold thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how will thou say to thy brother, let me pull [cast] out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shall thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. This to me is an excellent example of such reproving that we all need many times over and over; because just as they; we too often make the same mistakes of being too judgmental for the smallest things and exaggerate to the bigger things in life, and this includes everything else that surrounds us. It would be safe to realize that no one is better than the next in any area of life; that is the life we live in this world.
So, if we don’t like to be judged why do we yet judge, and we all know that some or all of any judging comment is first cruel, hurtful, despising, and unnecessary; besides we are not to judge anything before the time has come as the Holy Spirit through Paul made mention of it in a clear statement to the Corinthians, as a bold commandment; (1Co.4:5)Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the heart: and then shall every man have praise of God.
In fact it is better for everyone to just over look anything and everything: meaning and to simplify the idea: we are already having a hard time with in ourselves, and also have to deal with ourselves in not misbehaving before God and man alike; What I am simply trying to say is “why must we over burden ourselves for something that is not worth while being looked over, or handled, or being consumed over irrational ideas, gestures, or comments?” it’s a never ending problem in the fine line of being sarcastically judgmental.
In fact we as children of the most High should be doing the opposite; entreat everyone the same, forgive all the same, pray for all the same, and not be judgmental for no reason, or excuse: this is explained by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: who boldly expressed this to the multitudes of loving everyone the same, and being merciful (Luke6:32-38)For if you love them that love you, what thank have ye? For sinners also love those who love them. And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? For sinners also do the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? For sinners also lend to sinners, to receive much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping nothing again [never despairing]; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, press down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
One thing for sure, as I have mentioned this before, and its clearly stated in these few passages; is that we, or anyone does not have any right to judge any at all; because we are all the same without a clueless doubt: understanding that sin still lives within us, or rather inherited in our flesh; with the safe assumption that no one is above, or better than the next person.
This being something that not all will admit, because some people still linger with a superiority complex; but in any case no one has any excuses for their excuses, and besides we do have God’s commandments that instruct us, and teach us how to present ourselves before man and most importantly God.
In fact, according to the scriptures anyone who judges another is inexcusable, so, we as well as all must not judge anything at all for any instance; because we are condemning ourselves in doing so, (Ro.2:1)Therefore thou are inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou are that judges: for wherein thou judges another, thou condemns thyself; for thou that judges do the same things.
One excellent example that our Lord gave during his ministry is when the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who was caught in the very act of adultery: in which they, but only tried to tempt our Lord too accuse him falsely, and with prevailing nothing; and nothing was accomplished seeing how they were all cut to the heart by their own guilty conscience standing without a judgment call, or raise a stone against her; therefore could not even condemn her (Jo8:1-11).
Just as they we too can find ourselves in the same scenario at one point or another thinking we are doing the right thing; when we’re not. In this passage our Lord truly makes all those men regret their actions by the conviction of their own conscience: that they all had a perpetual understanding that they were all living in sin as well, and perhaps had a strong inclination of who were they to judge?
Another strong commandment as well as a discrediting detraction in ones error of dehumanizing one another wrongfully can be found in (James4:11-12)Speak not evil of one of another, brothers. He that speaks evil of his brother, and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law, and judges the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver , who is able to save and destroy: who art thou that judges another [thy neighbor]?
What a clear message this is, first, it speaks of speaking evil, and judging a brother; if we commit such heinous acts we can be found guilty of breaking God’s law: secondly, it also refers to the rest of the world, and this all applies in all instances no matter who anyone is. I also truly believe that when we see someone mocking another, or joking about another; would, and should also be considered a wrongful judgment call; all falling in the category of slander; which is very deliberate judgment call.
Even if one thinks that it wasn’t deliberate; because, it becomes a part of that persons crude nature, as being “a comedian.” In any case, please, and by all means don’t get me wrong we are all guilty of this, because we all get caught in the middle. Which eventually for some persons, or perhaps realize the heinous error that was made, or done; may lead us to that awful feeling of guilt, and we therefore beg God to forgive us for our discrediting mockery, and judgment call.
The complete contrast of what this lesson is all about; is that we should possess a more graceful, merciful, and unquestioned speech of character towards the next person: (Col4:6)Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to speak. Basically, this is telling us to have a good savory conversation instead of degrading one another; this is what I understand from this text: or better yet, lets have a spiritual conversation instead. Another text in the same class is when Jesus is teaching his disciples pertaining to same subject of having a good conversation, and considerate remarks; (Mk.9:50)Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltiness, wherewith will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. Clearly, this gives the same understanding just as text before (Col4:6). This to me does in fact gives an understatement; in a very familiar quote “if you don’t have anything good to say; don’t say nothing at all!” Because if it’s a sarcastic judgment call, or making a mockery of someone else; knowing that it was wrong: we are in trouble for braking God’s law, and this is without a doubt of its certainty.
So, it is prudent that what ever comes out of our mouth must be good, decent, honest, and sound speech to avoid braking any of God’s laws: (Titus2:8)Sound speech, that can not be condemned; that he that is of the contrary maybe ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you [us].
Lets keep our yea’s yea, and our nay’s nay; that way we avoid any kind of conflicts of making a wrong judgment call. Precisely doing what we are commanded is a sure way of never failing, faltering, breaking, or sinning against any of God’s law. I know that as well as I, you all feel the same way; yet to be more bold and not sound rude we all should feel the same way. Belonging to God as a dear child we should all posses a penitent heart; that will always set us straight! If anyone has an opinion of any kind I’d rather here you say something that is edifying for me as well as for the rest of the listeners. If we are going to judge anything, or anyone; lets rather judge ourselves each and every time we goof, every time we stoop to a low level of sins!