Dictionary: To form an opinion or estimation of (someone or something) after careful consideration.

Today please look up Matthew 7:1-7.

Do not judge so that you won’t be judged. This kind of reminds me of the story of the adulteress, who is taken to Jesus. The people asked Jesus if she should be stoned to death, and Jesus said, “You who has not sinned may throw the first stone.” One by one the people walked away until Jesus was the only one left, and He told the women to go on her way.

How can we judge and condemn others when we are sinners ourselves? Really? How? Now Jesus is not saying that you cannot point out a sin in somebody else, after all you would tell a child that he was writing a letter backwards, not to be mean, but so that he can correct himself. In the same way you should tell somebody that they are doing something wrong, but not in a mean way. Instead in a way so that they realize their mistake and can correct it. And be kind.

Also it says to remove the log from your own eye so that you can better help a brother to remove a speck from his.  So if you and a friend both have the same problem, then try to solve it before pointing out that your friend has it. That way you know how to solve the problem, and you can help your friend along the way.

I just want to point out that this is how I, imperfect me, have interpreted this scripture. It you think I’m wrong please let me know! I am a human, and I don’t know  everything, so I appreciate any views, corrections, or opinions from my readers! Thank you!

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