Sermon On The Mount
Proper Etiquette For Judging Others

Matthew 7:1-6

1. We Are Not To Judge People In A Self-Righteous


“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Matthew 7:1-2 (NKJ)

“When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, ‘If this Man were a prophet, He would know who is touching Him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.’”
Luke 7:39 (NIV)

2. We Are Not To Judge People Hypocritically.

“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Matthew 7:3-5 (NKJ)

“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”
Galatians 6:1 (NKJ)

3. There Is A Right Way To Judge.

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”
Matthew 7:6 (NKJ)

“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
John 7:24 (NKJ)

“But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.’”
Acts 18:6 (NIV)