Luke 6:36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. 37"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
Matthew 7 1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
Luke 12:56Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time? 57"Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right? 58 As you are going with your adversary to the magistrate, try hard to be reconciled to him on the way, or he may drag you off to the judge, and the judge turn you over to the officer, and the officer throw you into prison. "
So, this means that God formed you like a master potter with His clay and when the water of the Holy Spirit covers you (the clay vessel) (Paul references clay vessels) than you become softened up to be continually formed and molded be God's hands. You see, His love for you employs Him to want to change you with your sinfulness. If we are born into sin than even genes can be effected in some cases: for example like if your father was an alcoholic than you might be to, or some flippiently say that homorns in the water can cause people to be born gay (I don't believe this), and thus they say "God loves you just the way you are" and "follow your heart and you can't go wrong." BUT if God is freeing us from the sin we are born with than whether you are born an sinner who struggles with lieing/ cheating/stealing/ whatever, or a sinner who is born alcoholic, or even if one could be born gay, we are still sinners by nature and need Jesus and the transformation of being born again/ the gentle and truthful Potter's hand. (being born with sin means we need reborn or born again of the Holy Spirit with a new nature in us that fights against the sinful nature (read paul's writings on Spirit vs flesh). I realize that being born with something like alcoholism or even if one could be born gay, would a struggle in that of itself, but That's what DIVINE INTERVENTION is available for. The potter is readily available to all whose pottery is cracked, broken or mishapened. You see, God did make you, but He is also continually 'making' you, it's still in process. Who will you become when this life is over.
"Judge not"- heart vs actions, actions vs intentions
Jesus said "judge not lest ye be judged. Whatever measure you have given will be given unto you."
Wow that is big!! Admitingly, many people use that verse as an excuse, like I was saying before, as if people shouldn't judge anything at all. Well, Jesus also told the Pharisees to "Just rightly" or "judge for yourselves what is right". So, He still wants us to judge between right and wrong. "God weighs the heart (psalms)" and "you desire truth in the inmost parts (psalm 51)." Jesus is saying also saying not to judge the heart for we don't know on our own people's thoughts and intentions except by Divine revelation (gifts of the Holy Spirit, example: gifts of prophecy like a 'word of knowlege,' (1 corinth and Ephesions). God judges the heart and He is the ultimate Judge of all things. If we think we know it all than we are mistaken, ( james chap 1 , if any of you lack wisdom ask God who give liberally with out question) We all need more wisdom in judging what is right and making right judgments, and we need not make excuses either (romans 2)
Romans 2 God's Righteous Judgment1You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?
5But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. 6God "will give to each person according to what he has done."a]">[a] 7To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. 9There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; 10but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 11For God does not show favoritism.
1 Corinthians 6:1Lawsuits Among Believers1If any of you has a dispute with another, dare he take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the saints? 2Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? 3Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
note: This life is where we learn to judge before we did it in the next.
1 Corinthians 5:12"What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
1 Corinthians 5:13 God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."
Note: How can I judge or in this context, "hold accountable" people who embrace the sinful nature, are there not captive to it. Than how can I say to an alcoholic or pro-choicer "stop" so hastily, if i don't first offer them the Holy Spirit who overcomes the sinful nature? then once one is born again apart from the inhereted sinful flesh, they can seek God's counsel to began to judge rightly and against their fleshly lusts
HERE IS MORE FOR FURTHER STUDY TO DECIDE FOR YOURSELVES
THESE WILL AS JESUS' WORDS DO, BLOW YOUR MIND and that's the point.
Romans 12" be no conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of your mind"
- Romans 2:1
[ God's Righteous Judgment ] You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.
Romans 2:1-3 (in Context) Romans 2 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 2:12
All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law.
Romans 2:11-13 (in Context) Romans 2 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 2:16
This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.
Romans 2:15-17 (in Context) Romans 2 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 3:4
Not at all! Let God be true, and every man a liar. As it is written: "So that you may be proved right when you speak and prevail when you judge."
Romans 3:3-5 (in Context) Romans 3 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 3:6
Certainly not! If that were so, how could God judge the world?
Romans 3:5-7 (in Context) Romans 3 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 14:4
Who are you to judge someone else's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
Romans 14:3-5 (in Context) Romans 14 (Whole Chapter)
- Romans 14:10
You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God's judgment seat.
Romans 14:9-11 (in Context) Romans 14 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 4:3
I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.
1 Corinthians 4:2-4 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
1 Corinthians 4:3-5 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
1 Corinthians 4:4-6 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 5:12
What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
1 Corinthians 5:11-13 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 5 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 5:13
God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."
1 Corinthians 5:12-13 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 5 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 6:2
Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?
1 Corinthians 6:1-3 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 6:3
Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!
1 Corinthians 6:2-4 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 6:4
Therefore, if you have disputes about such matters, appoint as judges even men of little account in the church!
1 Corinthians 6:3-5 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 6:5
I say this to shame you. Is it possible that there is nobody among you wise enough to judge a dispute between believers?
1 Corinthians 6:4-6 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 10:15
I speak to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say.
1 Corinthians 10:14-16 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 10 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 10:29
the other man's conscience, I mean, not yours. For why should my freedom be judged by another's conscience?
1 Corinthians 10:28-30 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 10 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 11:13
Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?
1 Corinthians 11:12-14 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.
1 Corinthians 11:30-32 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 11:32
When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.
1 Corinthians 11:31-33 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 11 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 Corinthians 14:24
But if an unbeliever or someone who does not understand comes in while everybody is prophesying, he will be convinced by all that he is a sinner and will be judged by all,
1 Corinthians 14:23-25 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 14 (Whole Chapter)
- Galatians 2:6
As for those who seemed to be important—whatever they were makes no difference to me; God does not judge by external appearance—those men added nothing to my message.
Galatians 2:5-7 (in Context) Galatians 2 (Whole Chapter)
- Colossians 2:16
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.
Colossians 2:15-17 (in Context) Colossians 2 (Whole Chapter)
- 2 Timothy 4:1
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge:
2 Timothy 4:1-3 (in Context) 2 Timothy 4 (Whole Chapter)