To Judge or Not to Judge, What Does the bible Really Say?
Do Not Judge1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.
Everyone loves to quote this verse. Esp, if they are doing something wrong and do not want you interfering in "their" business. So how do we know when to apply the teaching of Jesus Christ in lives? And what about this verse?
1 Corinthians 6:2-5
not yet called. But inside the church, we can go to the leaders and call to account if one of our brothers in Christ sins against us.
The rule is to first try to work out the problem just between them and you. If that does not work, take a elder or witness and try to work it out. See Matthew 18:15-20
Let me also say this, IF you have a family member that is clearly violent, or abusing drugs etc, and this action hurts you or temps you to sin, you must distance yourself from this person until they have changed their behavior for good. You will not know this for many months or even years.
You must not put your own salvation at risk. RUN from anything that prevents you from growing in Godly character.
Sometimes we mistakenly think that we must "show Love" to all sinners even when these same sinners are destroying us.
For example, a woman who's a believer and is being beaten by her husband. She is NOT expected to remain with that husband.
Or a son / daughter that constantly takes drugs and gets violent or steals from the family. These are cases where tough love must intervene and they must be
sent away from the family for as long as it takes.
Judge wisely. Study this week on the examples of the apostles and Jesus. We are here to learn, and to show love to others but with wisdom.
God bless and Care for you as you walk in faith believing and trusting in the Only ONE who can .