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Judgment-All #1

Judgment-all #1

Pastor Jeremy Vines

Romans

Romans 2:1–5 ESV

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 


Romans 2:1 ESV

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 


The first word I want you to see is the word Therefore. 


We covered that in the Gospel I, II, & III 

Truth Exchange #1 & #2


Romans 1:29–32 ESV

They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. 


1. Let me answer the question: Does the Bible teach us not to judge.

2. What is Paul saying here in Rom 2.


According to an article on ExploreGod.com 

“A study of people ages 16–29 in the United States, nearly 90 percent of respondents articulated that they believe Christians are judgmental.”


In another article - this one from The Tennessean.com


The title of the article:

“Christians are called not to judge others.”

“As both a Christian and a nurse, I support the need for a safe and legal option for abortion and am heartbroken that since Roe has been overturned it won't be available here in Tennessee. It’s because of my faith in Christ and his call for us to ‘Judge not, lest you be not judged,’ that I know I cannot truly put myself in another woman’s shoes and believe I know better than she does what choice to make.”


Matthew 7:1–5 ESV

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. 


John 7:24 ESV

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” 


How do you judge correctly?


1. Judge your self first.


Luke 18:9–14 ESV

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.’ But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” 


2. Judge behavior - not people. 


3. Judge Kindly and Honestly


Romans 2:1–2 ESV

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. 


Romans 2:5 ESV

But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. 


Romans 6:23 ESV

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.