“Do not judge and criticize and condemn [others unfairly with an attitude of self-righteous superiority as though assuming the office of a judge], so that you will not be judged [unfairly].” Matthew 7:1 AMP
I love the Amplified Version of this scripture because it brings out the true definition of what the Bible terms as judgement.
As you’ve read in the scripture the Bible denotes the fact that man has the ability of imposing judgement on others even as proven by the Old Testament In Leviticus 16:9:
“ You shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: you shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.”
But the question is what is the Fair/ Righteous Judgement we ought to have?
Well, our theme scripture has clearly put across what is defined as the unfair judgement as having a self righteous attitude and assuming the office of the Judge!
The Church of Christ today has developed an involuntary yet very ungodly judgmental nature to the brethren out in the world today!
Simple scenario of the small talks a few people (you probably being a victim as well) have with the so called “church goers” who sprinkle all their conversations with how they would have done ABC better than an individual or how they can never do DEF or how so and so is definitely not “going to see heaven” because of what they have done or said..
Now this is the indifference that we are instructed not to do!
We were also once sinners and imperfect in the flesh but were undeservingly given the free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ and therefore have no right to judge our brothers and sisters just because they have fallen on the outside.
That’s why from the perspective He sees us, we also ought to carry the righteous judgment which looks on the inward being of any individual (one’s spirit) regardless of their imperfections and fallen outward nature.
Just as Paul says,
From now on, then, we do not know anyone from a worldly perspective. Even if we have known Christ from a worldly perspective, yet now we no longer know him in this way. -2 Corinthians 5:16 CSB
Dear Reader, let your perspective be transferred from the fallen nature of man to his inward renewed spirit (by Christ) for this, is Righteous Judgement!
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; -2 Corinthians 5:18.