A BIBLICAL STUDY

Teachings and Illustrations of Christ


Matthew 7:1-5 and II Corinthians 2:12-16


JUDGING



 

F.Y.I. CORNER



1.

JUDGE (Gr. 2919) - to distinguish, to decide; to try, condemn, conclude, punish.

2.

JUDGE (Heb. 8199) - to pronounce sentence, to vindicate or punish.

3.

JUDGE (Gr. 350) - scrutinize, investigate, interrogate, determine.

4.

JUDGMENT (Gr. 144) - perception, sense, intelligence.

5.

JUDGMENT (Gr. 2920) - decision, justice, condemnation, damnation.


FOR THOU THAT JUDGETH DOETH THE SAME THINGS


Throughout our lifetime, weve been instructed or even reprimanded, Dont judge. How accurate is this reproof?

A COMPARISON

I.         Matthew 7:1-5.

1.        What instruction is given concerning this judging (Gr. 2919)?

2.        If a person judges this way, what is the consequence? For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be _____________: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be ______________ to you again.

3.        Who is the judge ?

         Psalm 75:7 (Heb. 8199)

         Hebrews 10:30-31 (Gr. 2919)

4.        How will one be judged by God? Ezekiel 7:8-9

 

5.        Several verses describe the wrongful judging in which man engages. Define them:

q       John 8:15; 7:24

q       Romans 2:1

q       Romans 14:10-15

q       James 2:2-6

II. I Corinthians 2:12-16

1.        What instruction is given in vs. 15 concerning this judging (Gr. 350)?

2.        Discerned (vs. 15), judgeth and judged (vs. 16) all carry the same Greek meaning (Gr. 350). How is this significant?

3.        Several verses describe a rightful judgment in which a child of God must/will be involved. List them:

q       John 7:24 (Gr. 2920)

q       Phil. 1:9-10 (Gr. 144)

q       Jude 14-15 (Gr. 2920)

q       I Peter 4:17 (Gr. 2919)

YET HE HIMSELF IS JUDGED OF NO MAN

DISCUSSION

I.         In the above section, we have compared two types of judging mentioned in scripture, judge to condemn and judge to scrutinize. When should we heed the warning of Judge Not and when should we Judge All Things?

A)      Figuring out if someone is saved or not

B)      Accepting alternative lifestyles (i.e. love the sinner, hate the sin)

C)     Confronting another believer concerning unbiblical behavior

D)     Sunday observance

 

         What are men more likely to judge? Women?

II.       I Corinthians 2:15, makes it clear that someone who is spiritual must judge all things. Does he only scrutinize his own behavior or does he scrutinize anothers?

         James 5:19-20

         Explain: ...yet he himself is judged of no man. Do very many people fit this category?

III.      Why is it important to examine the reaction of one whose behavior is confronted?

q       Proverbs 9:7-9; 19:25

q       Matthew 7:6

q       John 3:20-21

IV. What can be learned from Col. 4:1-6?

 

 

VERSE OF THE WEEK: He that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. - I Cor. 2:15




 


JUDGE OR JUDGE NOT?


SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER

          Pray that we may strive to live a life that can be judged of no man.

          Pray that our speech always be with grace and seasoned with salt if we confront another.

        Pray that we might be able to receive reproof.