Front Porch Friday: Judge Not???

Laurie Cole POSTED BY Laurie Cole

Are Christians allowed to make judgments or (heaven forbid) be judgmental? After all, didn’t Jesus say in Matthew 7:1, “Judge not lest ye be judged”  (a frequent quote used by the politically correct to keep Christians quiet)?

So, what exactly does Matthew 7:1 mean? Join me on the porch for a very interesting and possibly convicting (consider yourself warned) Front Porch Friday! 

Your sister,

I’d love to hear your wisdom and insights about this topic. Thanks for sharing! And if you’ve got a question for me, please post it as a comment or email it to me at priority@priorityministries.com .

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Laurie Cole is the President of Priority Ministries and the author of six Bible studies for women: There is a Season, The Temple, Beauty by The Book, Beauty by The Book for Teens, Warrior Princess, and Are You a Disciple? A frequent speaker at women's events, find out how to invite Laurie to speak at your event.

13 comments on “Front Porch Friday: Judge Not???

    lauramurdock@att.net' Laura says:

    Hey Laurie – I have to admit when I saw this posted in my facebook feed I thought “oh great” But I agree with everything you said, I think you did a wonderful job explaning it.

    nvdhelm@tbwifi.ca' Nancy says:

    Well said! Excellent post. This is a very timely subject and one we need to hear more on.

    gardnerfort@aol.com' Vickie says:

    Thank You Laurie so much for your insight on this topic and for Biblical Truth. I have never had it explained like this and it was so refreshing.

    Sandykins2@yahoo.com' Sandra says:

    What a perfectly timed message.

    katt6464@aol.com' Kathy Langford says:

    Laurie, Thanks so much for speaking the truth. It brought tears to my eyes in rejoicing hearing God’s truth being spoken. God Bless You and your ministry!

    Thank you so much for this! Great explanation!

    steenlisa@hotmail.com' Lisa says:

    Loved it!

    Debrasabrsula@mac.com' Debra says:

    Thank you for answering a question that has been on my heart for months. When a person’s sin becomes known in the church, how are we to respond? I had found Paul’s response but could not understand because “loving a sinner” as practiced by Jesus was not linked to his response. Thank you for the linkage back to Matthew 18:15!!!

    kathycrosby1@hotmail.com' Kathy says:

    I think it should be pointed out that when we make a judgement call that shows a person’s sin it is done out of love. If I did not love my fellowman I would not risk the criticism that telling the truth causes today. Sin destroys a person’s life and the reason I stand up for truth is to help bring a person into a right relationship with Jesus, not to hurt the person.

    Laurie Cole says:

    Excellent, excellent insight, Kathy. Bless you for sharing!

    quails7077@mypacks.net' Catia says:

    I too thank you Laurie, for addressing an issue – that I ask for anyone reading to pray for me on – whether or not confronting will cause more harm than good. The situation is complex and doesn’t involve me, other than I have been made aware of it. And my dilema is weighing the chaos that could arise from bringing the issue to the attention of the church, and perhaps be “labeled” as an alarmist or worse, bring harm to myself. At what point do we remember “the battle is the Lord’s”. Any advice?

    Laurie Cole says:

    My prayers are certainly with you, Catia. And as to “at what point do we remember ‘the battle is the Lord’s?'” At every point — from start to finish. So, pray, pray, pray, and seek God’s leadership, wisdom and timing. It’s His battle. He’ll show you your part. Love to you, dear sister.

    mls46@flash.net' MaryLou says:

    Thank you Laurie for Front Porch Friday! I’ve enjoyed hearing your encouragement from Scripture!

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