Perhaps one of the best known Bible verses is, “Judge not lest ye be judged” (Mt 7:1). Those who condemn others for judging misuse this passage and fail to realize, however, that even they are making a judgment by saying such. They are also unaware that Christians are commanded to judge (Jn 7:24) and that Jesus commended Simon for making a right judgment (Lk 7:43).
The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment. (1 Cor 2:15)
Paul declared that he had passed judgment upon the wicked sexually immoral man in the Corinthian congregation (1 Cor 5:3). He also taught that Christians will judge the world and angels (1 Cor 6:2,3).
The kind of judgment Jesus opposed was hyprocritical judgment. In other words, as Jesus taught, first remove the plank from your own eye so that you will then see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye (Mt 7:1-5). If you are doing the same things which you condemn in another, that is hyprocritcal judgment that will bring God’s judgment upon the hyprocrite.
For more information on the subject of judging, please view the informative video below by holiness preacher, Brother Dan Corner.
Make a Right Judgment | The Command to Judge by Evangelist Dan Corner.