“Judge Not, That You Be Not Judged” (Matthew 7:1-6)

Matthew 7:1-6

I. What type of “judging”? (Matthew 7:1-2)

    A. Presumption of salvation or lack of it (Matthew 7:1; John 12:48; Acts 17:31; 2 Timothy 4:1)
    B. Some types of judgment required (John 7:24; Matthew 7:6, 15-16)
    C. How we treat someone is generally how they treat us (Matthew 7:2; Luke 6:37-38)

II. The fallacy of faultfinding (Matthew 7:3-5)

    A. Judgments must be made out of love (Leviticus 19:15-18)
    B. We must not ignore or tolerate sin, but we must first put ourselves in a position to help (Galatians 6:1)

III. Some judgment required (Matthew 7:6)

    A. Patience is needed (2 Timothy 4:2)
    B. And yet, at some point we must recognize that some will not listen to truth and we must stop wasting time where the truth is not wanted

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