Luke 6:37 Do not judge and you will not be judged. Seriously!
We have come so far in our society with the concept of not judging that it now seems we should tolerate everything, but is that what Jesus means in the passage?
The verse goes on to say...do not condemn and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.
The idea here is not to constantly be looking for sin in another person, but to understand sin when we see it.
Discerning sin involves grace, not toleration of the sin. If we can’t determine what sin is how will we know when we ourselves sin? God cannot tolerate sin, it cost His Son His life, and wouldn’t He be a mean God if sin could have been paid for by doing good works on our own? His Son would then have died needlessly? But NO! Christ came and died and rose again--the judgement was laid on Him!
The story of redemption eliminates sin; not tolerates or overlooks it. Without Christ’s salvation those who don’t turn and trust Him as Savior will be judged eternally.
So church, if we love this sinner, we must help him to confront his sin and see a need for the Savior--not to condemn, but that the world through Him might be saved!
Think about it and please share your thoughts with me today.
And there you go!