Sunday School, December 11, 2016
God’s Word specifically commands us not to JUDGE one another. Matthew 7:1 states, Judge not, that ye be not judged. Romans 14:13 commands us not to judge one another. James 4:11 states that we are not to speak evil of another. In Matthew 7:1-6, Jesus uses a parabolic statement to emphasize this command. Why behold the mote that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is thine own eye? It is not wrong to exercise discernment, but we must always start with ourselves. Most of us need to do some personal eye surgery before we try to perform such on someone else. We should always strive to glorify God in all our relationships and we must always choose to respond to others with love. That will cause us to treat them as we would like to be treated.