1 “Do not judge so that you will not be judged. 2 For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. 6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
Matthew Chapter 7 verses 1 & 2 in the Holy Bible, is probably a favorite for atheists, people who believe in God but only know those Bible passages, or people who don’t wanna tell they are doing something the word of God is against. I myself have been told I used words that are too harsh, in my writings & maybe I do, especially when I say a worrying Christian is a hypocrite. But I myself have worried in the past & maybe will in the future. What does Jesus want His followers to do, in our walk of with Him to live and teach others of how to be blessed by living like Him. A Christian is allowed to tell someone if he/she is living right or wrong, John the Baptist did such a thing & was arrested for it and eventually & executed for it.
The best way to understand scripture is with scripture, verses 3 to 6 explains what Jesus is saying in verses 1 & 2. Simply saying do condemn someone of sin you are guilty of yourself. That is what Jesus means by saying why talk about speck in someone’s eye & you have to log in your own. It would be like saying why do you have a toothpick in your eye when I have a forest of my own. There is famous line from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet “The lady doth protest too much, methinks,” this is spoken by Queen Gertrude in response to the insincere overacting of a character in the play within a play created by Prince Hamlet to prove his uncle’s guilt in the murder of his father, the King of Denmark. Matthew 7:1-5, if you or I point fingers at anyone of any sins we don’t like , we open up a magnifying glass on ourselves, the world will look at the skeletons of our closet. If anything is found & most of the time there is, the guilt on ourselves will me 10 times more, cause we are pretending to be holy when we aren’t. Verse 6 says if anything is found against me & you, it is open season on the Christian who is really a hypocrite. I have had it happen to me many times, it made me wanna work on myself more before passing judgement on anyone. I can get prideful sometimes & point my make believe holy fingers at others. I always remember if I point my finger at someone, I will have 4 fingers pointing back at me. If you or I wanna reach lost people who need Jesus like me & you, we need to show love & not be harsh, Jesus took us from where we were & we are still growing in His love & compassion. The holy word of God says will continue to grow until the day Jesus returns, so we really have no right to judge anyone. God bless you all, the Lord Jesus loves you & so do I. Sam H.
Romans 2:1 Therefore you have no excuse, everyone of you who passes judgment, for in that which you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2 And we know that the judgment of God rightly falls upon those who practice such things.