To Judge or Not To Judge?
- 1. Matthew 7:1 in context
- 2. When to judge?
- 3. When not to judge?
(Is. 64:6, NIV)
One of the most misused, misquoted, and misunderstood Scriptures in the Bible comes from Isaiah 64:6, where Isaiah writes, “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags …” (NIV).
John 9:1-2 KJV
(1) And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. (2) And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
There was a great work to be done (leaving slavery in Egypt), but …
There is also a great work to be done today (saving souls from slavery to sin) …
Let’s not make similar objections today:
1Cor. 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Greet one another with a holy kiss: Romans 16v16
Today’s lesson: “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” (Rom. 16:16a; etc.)?
Do we obey this today?
1. The “holy kiss” is a New Testament command
2. New Testament commands are to be obeyed
3. Obeying the command to greet with a holy kiss
Today I would like us to think about people who do have faith in God.
Why did these please God by their faith, while others who had faith did not please God?
Let’s be reminded of just how these people of old pleased God by their faith, so that we can imitate them …
To help us better pray as we should, today I would like to consider one of these sample prayers:
Paul’s prayer for the saints at Colossae