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Pronounce Guilt Upon

JudgeIn Luke 6.37 the judge Jesus words develop the 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) pointed out, "When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that three of his fingers are pointing at himself." When we accuse another we are in the process condemning ourselves!✞

Not Condemning

Paid BillIn this legal imagery, judge Jesus saw someone being given a sentence, and therefore warned his disciples in Luke 6.37, "Do not condemn others, and God will not condemn you." His words were much harsher than before. "Do not come down hard upon someone" he was saying. "Don't blame, censure or pronounce guilt upon someone, or God will pronounce guilt upon you!" In the orient, there is a lovely 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 and as visible!✞

"Judge Jesus Words"
by Ron Meacock © 1982-2018

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