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Point a Finger

JudgeIn this next verse, the judge Jesus words in Luke 6.37 develop this next thought, "Do not judge others, and God will not judge you." Jesus words teach us that whether in the law court or privately, it is not ours to judge. But how easy it is to want to be the judge even without knowing it. We make up our minds that someone is guilty. A saying from the noted Jewish-American trial lawyer Louis Nizer (1902-1994 AD) points out, "When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that three of his fingers are pointing at himself."

Not Condemning

Paid BillContinuing the law court imagery, judge Jesus sees someone being given a sentence, and therefore warns his disciples in Luke 6.37, "Do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you." His words are much harsher than before. "Do not come down hard upon someone" he is saying. "Don't blame, censure or pronounce guilt upon someone, or God will pronounce guilt upon you!" There is a lovely oriental custom that when a debt is paid in full, the bill is signed as paid and then nailed upon the door post of the one whose debt is cleared. In this way, anyone passing by can see it. May our forgiveness be as complete!✞

"Judge Jesus Words"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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