ESV - 37 Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven.
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I humbly submit this one, often misunderstood scripture wielded by our antagonistic enemy and his idealogical minions has been quite successful in silencing and removing moral debate from the public square of ideas. (Psalms 149:6; Psalms 149:9; Matthew 7:6; 2 Timothy 3:5) A once moral people have been deceived into silencing themselves via a withering juggernaut of coercion and heretical spiritual capitulation. (Galatians 1:6-7) Every moment on this sphere we are making judgment calls without much thought, what to eat, wear, etc. Even whether or not to get out of bed in the morning. Consider if no one is accountable for their actions, you are condoning and thus partaking in those actions and this morally confused secular landscape is the devils playground, that is what we are witnessing currently. (2 Timothy 3:3; Titus 1:16) In this utopia the guilty are never held to account for any of their transgressions (glass house) but are the first to see and then judge minor faults in others without a though of mercy.(Matthew 18:33; John 8:7) The standard for all judgments under which we are all held accountable is the complete Word of God, whether one chooses to believe it or not, sin is sin and abominations are abominations. (Psalms 149:8; 2 Timothy 3:16) As sinful humans we ought to be very careful when we assign blame to others, while we ourselves are in need of merciful allowance. A humble forgiving spirit that mirrors the Lord will reap much for the kingdom and ourselves. (Psalms 119:98; Colossians 2:13) (Matthew 7:1) Do not judge, or you will be judged. (Matthew 7:2) For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:41) Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? (Romans 2:1) You therefore have no excuse, you who pass judgment on another. For on whatever grounds you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. (Romans 14:10) Why, then do you judge your brother? Or why do you belittle your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. (Romans 14:13) Therefore let us stop judging one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way. (James 4:11) Brothers do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it. Bottom line When engaged in all out struggle with kingdom enemies on the field, there are those who question or judge your form and decorum from the safety of the teams bench. In the Lord’s freedom and accountability …..warrior on
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