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Russell Hjelm

Matthew 7:1-2

  • “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged. And with the measure you use, it will be measured again for you.”
    Matthew 7:1-2, Modern English Version (MEV)


    The principle here is similar to what Jesus said in Matthew 6:14-16. Very simply, the criteria we use to judge others will be the criteria used to judge us. If we are narrow and judgmental toward others for the smallest of “infractions,” then watch out when we have a misstep. Guaranteed the reaction will be swift and judgmental. In many ways we could also compare this to what Jesus says in both Matthew 7:12 and Luke 6:31, which boils down to, “treat others in the same manner that you expect others to treat you.”