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Proper vs. Improper Judgement

Sep 14, 2014
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King Jesus and the Queen City
Many times we find ourselves judging people’s actions, appearance, or decisions. Today Pastor Alex shared Matthew 7:1-6 which addresses the issue of judging others. In our “self-righteous” state-of-mind, it can become very easy for us to judge others both inside the church and outside the church. Once you begin to criticize, it becomes the norm. Right judgement looks through the truth of Scripture, and with humility, assesses the situation.

Verse 3 states, “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” The word see means “a casual glance”, but the word notice means “to discern or to meditate”. We must really ask the Father to search our hearts and renew a right spirit within ourselves before we can, with grace, point out an inconsistency in a brother. A great example of this is to study the life of King David in 2 Samuel 12. He is a man who moved from judgemental dictator to compassionate, broken, humble king.

Remember, everyone has a story…

To discuss as a family today
1. When do you find yourself judging someone? Why?

2. Turn on the TV and find pause it on someone that everyone knows. Take a minute and discuss what their story might be. Then pray for them.

3. Take some time and read Psalm 19 and talk about those verses as a family.

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Father, I want the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart to bring you praise! Help me to have a gracious heart that only speaks out of love and compassion. Help me to stand firm in Your Truth.