Judge seems to be a dirty word in our culture. However, the word judge simply means to “form an opinion or conclusion about” something. The Bible says, “Speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Ephesians 4:15). God desires us to be mature in our faith. One of the ways we do that is by speaking the truth in love to one another. This involves making judgments.
When someone is caught in a sin, the Bible wants us to “form a conclusion” about the danger of that sin and lovingly point it out.
Read Galatians 6:1; 2 Timothy 2:25; and James 5:19,20.
What do these passages urge us to keep in mind as we go about this eternity-changing task?
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Author: David Scharf
Volume 107, Number 12
Issue: December 2020
- Q&A: Were we “created to make a difference”? - 2020/12/28
- Bible study: Giving God glory - 2020/12/28
- Q&A: Am I being judgmental if I point out someone’s sin? - 2020/11/30