“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. - Matthew 7:1-2
The Greek word for judge here means:
- to separate, put asunder, to pick out, select, choose
- to approve, esteem, to prefer
- to be of opinion, deem, think, to be of opinion
- to determine, resolve, decree
- to pronounce an opinion concerning right and wrong
Most of these definitions have much to do with an OPINION. To not judge could mean: to not offer an OPINION. These days, we all love to offer our opinion, don’t we? We all have one and we LOVE the opportunity to share ours.
The consumer culture in America has created a picky group of BUYERS that believe the world owes them a good experience. The Burger King “Your Way, Right Away!” ethic has even invaded the church! Instead of committed church members looking for how they can serve in a fellowship, we now have spoiled church “shoppers” that bounce from place to place, looking for the right church and pastor to
*steps off soapbox*
TODAY, you are not going to offer our opinion on ANYTHING. You are going to just keep it to yourself. You are going to practice a little self control and NOT tell people what you think. In person, on the phone, on social media. Just keep your opinions and judgments to yourself today.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you, this one might be tough.
Tell us how it went.