To judge or not To Judge?


This song will speak to if you have a heart. Have you experienced lack? Have you experienced hardship and discovered those you thought friends turn their backs on you in time of need, even though you were there for them during there time of need?  Are you quick to dismiss the beggar on the street, ignoring them as if they didn’t exist? According to Yeshua in Matthew 7 you will be judged according to how you judged. If you judged by appearance you may well be judged by appearance. Remember the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man? in Luke 16:19-31?

“But there was a certain rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and lived luxuriously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, being covered with sores, who was placed at his gate, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Indeed, even the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to be that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to the bosom of Abraham. And the rich man also died and was buried. And while suffering tortures in the grave, having lifted up his eyes, he saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. And crying out he said, ‘Father Abraham, have compassion on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your life you received your good, and likewise Lazarus the evil, but now he is comforted and you are suffering. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set, so that those who wish to pass from here to you are unable, nor do those from there pass to us.’ And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, let him warn them, lest they also come to this place of torture.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets, let them hear them.’  And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone from the dead goes to them, they shall repent.’ But Abraham said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither would they be persuaded even if one should rise from the dead.’
Hebrews 13:1-2Let the brotherly love continue. Do not forget to receive strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained messengers.

John 7:24 – “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

Matthew 7:1-5 – “Do not judge, lest you be judged. For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged. And with the same measure you use, it shall be measured to you. And why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the plank in your own eye? Or how is it that you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the splinter out of your eye,’ and see, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you shall see clearly to remove the splinter out of your brother’s eye.”
Matthew 5:42 – “Give to him who asks of you, and from him who wishes to borrow from you, do not turn away.”

 

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