The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional

Focus:

kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.


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Today's Verse:

kjv@Matthew:7:1-6

kjv@Matthew:7:1 @ Judge not, that ye be not judged.

kjv@Matthew:7:2 @ For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

kjv@Matthew:7:3 @ And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

kjv@Matthew:7:4 @ Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

kjv@Matthew:7:5 @ Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

kjv@Matthew:7:6 @ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.


Today's notes: Measure Ye Mete

Quoted index: FAITHOFJESUSAUDIO - Matthew:7:1-6 :

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What is man believing/doing?:


What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


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Jesus keeping of commandment:


Jesus keeping of faith:


Jesus' patience:


Notes:

Interesting that those who quote this passage as meaning that we should not judge are using it to judge those who do.

kjv@John:7:24 He calls us to judge righteous judgment. kjv@Matthew:23:23 Pharisees omit weighter matters of judgment. kjv@Mark:6:11 Disciples to shake dust off feet as testimony against inhospitable. kjv@Isaiah:5:20 woe to calling evil good and good evil.

The church is placed in a no win situation by it's critics by the misuse if this passage, damned if it does judge and damned if it doesn't; in their judgment it can do no right in any measure. In response, most believers choose the non-judgmental path of least resistance so as not to be outwardly targeted, but they are. The passage almost seems to apply to the critics and the soft bellied more often and to a greater extent than the adherents.

Judgment typically is better suited to established counsels. The church is no different as long as the counsels are clear and of sound judgment. The universal church took after itself throughout the Reformation and a great measure of injustice was mete out.

The inability to judge ones own matters correctly in clinical terms is called insanity. The inability to help others to judge matters they've yet to correctly judge is called heartlessness. Likewise, the ability to help others in unproductive ways is called foolishness.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Unfeigned judgment is nearly impossible without the Lord's work upon us. Not knowing that may well be the larger beam in a great many eyes. Even nonjudgmental-ism is rigorously judgmental as is holding right and wrong as equals.
  2. A recent group of high schoolers was asked what was the worst thing one of their friends could do. They overwhelming responded "ratting out someone else (tattling)". The crime was not the guilty deed, it was the exposure of it to someone that might do something about it.


Further Resources:

Comment Board:Matthew:7:1-6
index:FAITHOFJESUSDEVOTION - Devotional Index
strkjv@Matthew:7:1-6 rwp@Matthew:7:1-6 mhcc@Matthew:7:1-6
devotion:FaithOfJesus2 - Devotion Index

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