Archive for June 2015

People of Promise 77 Judge Not? 9

Here come da judge, here come da judge! That’s you. The book of Judges in the old Testament describes the time when judges governed the Hebrew people, before they had their first king, Saul. They had crossed into the promised land, and soon fell prey to the temptations to co-mingle with the inhabitants thereof and [...]

People of Promise 77 Judge Not? 9

Here come da judge, here come da judge! That’s you. The book of Judges in the old Testament describes the time when judges governed the Hebrew people, before they had their first king, Saul. They had crossed into the promised land, and soon fell prey to the temptations to co-mingle with the inhabitants thereof and [...]

People of Promise 76 Judge Not? 8

Judging is a necessary part of life, and is actually commanded by God’s Word.  Beloved do not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world (1John 4:1). When one investigates God’s Word in it’s fullness, it’s [...]

People of Promise 75 Judge Not? 7

We can never get too much of God. But sometimes, others want to “help” us along the way. And, as in all human activities, sometimes that help is great, spot on, and sometimes it is not. This is especially true when others tell us that they have “a word from God” for us. Boy does [...]

People of Promise 74 Judge Not? 6

Okay, want a tough one? Here it is. God expects us to “judge: His Word! Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth [...]

People of Promise 73 Judge Not? 5

Judging in an honest manner is simply evaluating the facts and deciding the best outcome based on those facts. This evaluating is obviously based on the knowledge of the “judge” concerning the topic being evaluated. For example, one would not want a person totally unfamiliar with corporate law to make a ruling on the merger [...]

People of Promise 72 Judge Not? 4

Now, since: Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), So that the man of God may be complete [...]

People of Promise 71 Judge Not? 3

Of course we are to judge. How silly and hypocritical we must appear to God when we go around mouthing “Judge not….” As we’ve noted, first and foremost, this passage is talking about an adverse judgmental attitude that is always ready to put others down, to “put them in their place,” to “show them,” to [...]

People of Promise 70 Judge Not? 2

The common use of God’s Word in the self-serving platitude, “Judge not that ye be not judged.” is so far off base as to be laughable. God never intended us to live a life completely devoid of all understanding and knowledge of others. A life in which we “live and let live.” That’s just plain [...]

People of Promise 69 Judge Not?

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard both Christians and non-believers alike quip, “Judge not that ye be not judged.” Usually they say this in response to some criticism they have received. And they say it in a way that suggests that God is going to back them up. Hah! All it [...]