Jesus Speaks VeryClear about Judging
Matt. 7:1-51Judge not, that ye be not judged.2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.3And whybeholdestthou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, butconsiderestnot the beam that is in thine own eye?4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?5Thou hypocrite,firstcastout the beam out of thine owneye(CLEAN UP YOUR OWN HOUSE)—FIRST);and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Matt. 7:1-5 NKJVDo Not Judge7 “Judge not, that you be not judged.2For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.3And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?4Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plankisin your own eye?5Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
The kind of forbidden judgment, is harsh ,cruel ..when one fails to Consider himself FIRST.John 7:2424Judge not according to the appearance, butjudge righteous judgment
Clean up your own house, first!
Hezekiah:Isa. 38:1ffSet thine House in order2 Kings 20:1ff
Our own forgiveness is dependent upon ourForgiveness of others
Clean Up Your Own House - FIRST!!!! If you areUnwilling to forgive others, You will never beForgiven by God. Consider what Jesus said:
Matt. 6:1212And forgive us our debts,aswe forgive our debtorsMatt. 6:14 .14Forifye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:15Butifye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.Clean Up Your Own House - FIRST!!!!
Listen to what Luke records about this teaching:
Luke 18:9-149And hespakethis parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:10Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself,God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are,extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.12I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.13And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one thatexaltethhimself shall be abased; and he thathumblethhimself shall be exalted
Why this parable?Directed to those who trusted in themselves that they wereRighteous and Despised others. Self-righteous (Take heed brethren, Heb.3:12)Why do these people think they are better thanothers---They think they arerighteous and actually detest others!Remember: He thanked God that he was not like other men. In hisEyes, look what he did not do!!1.Extortion (cfblackmail)2. Unjust3. Adulterer4. Or even as this Publican!!
Now look at what he did!1. Fast twice a week2.Gavetithes of all that he possessed!Well, what is hisproblem?He needed to clean up his own housebefore judging the Publican! In his eyes,heneedednomercybecause of what a good person he was (as he saw it).
The Publican.He stood away offHe did not lift up his eyes to heaven (probably ashamed ofhow he must have looked)Smote his breast!!And declared: God , be merciful to me a sinner.!What sins? How many sins? What were they?Public or Private Sins???
Verdict!How did God look at these prayersJesus said:(And that is what really matters)I TELL YOU…(all matterssettled by…thussaiththe Lord!)I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one thatexaltethhimself shall be abased; and he thathumblethhimself shall be exalted
ForAll have sinnedand come short of the glory of God.Rom. 3:23
David: 2 Sam. 11:ffHe had committed adultery with BathshebaHe had Uriah , Bathsheba’s husband, killed (told Joab////2 Sam.12:verse 7 Thou art the man…I have sinned against theLord. (Cf. Joseph Gen.39:7)A King!What David said would not be enough for somepeople today. They have all kinds of demands on conditionof pardon!)Clean up your own house – First !
A man living with his father’s wife!ICor5:1:ff2 Cor. 2:6-10Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.7So that contrariwiseye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.8Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.9For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.10To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
Will you forgive me , I’m sorry for all my sins:A list of your sins: If a person had to mentionEvery sin ,What if you forgot one…?I have sinned … covers them all!!
Forgiven by God! Forgiven by Me!Yesterday is a closing doorandYou don’t live there any more!Clean up your own house- First!!
“When you look down on others,You put yourself on apedestal..TakeHeed lest you fall!”
John 8:1-11 .Woman taken in the very act of adultery.(He that is without sin, let him cast thefirststone!!!)(Sinners condemning anotherSinner!)Clean up your own house - first!
Remember Simon???Acts 8:22-24-24Then Simon answered and said, “Pray to the Lord for me, that none of the things which you have spoken may come uponme.”NKJVClean up Your Own house…First!
We want to clean our own house…first!How do we get rid of our sins?
1. Ever lied? Said you were sick, and you were not. To whom, when, and how many times?2. Ever missed worship when you could have been presentBut you chose not to come? How many times?3. Ever burned your own house to collect the insurance?After 15 years, you confess it.4. Ever been guilty of speeding? Is it alright to break the law?5. Ever been guilty of gossiping? How do you clean it up> ?6. Ever said a curse word? Before others?Before the family?7.Ever Watched R rated movie? How bad does it have toGet before it is wrong??
Some never come forward… (and sometimes theyComplain about others who come forward severalTimes…)CLEANUP YOUR OWN HOUSE, FIRST>Ifyou don’t forgive, you will never be forgiven!Wordsof Jesus. Do you believe Him?Mtt. 6:14Littlesins; big sins; private sins; public sins…James5:1616Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous manavailethmuchI John 1:9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Clean Up Your Own House,-First!
Is your house clean? Have you taken the steps to = first - to clean it up?Look at yourself and get right with God?You can’t die right, if you don’t live right!And you don’t live right if you don’t do right!
Paul. I Tim.1:15Simon. Acts8:24Peter the Apostle.Luke 22:54-62Denied the Lord 3 times.
Here is what a person needs to do who is not a Christian:1. Hear the Word of God. Rom.10:172. Believe the Word. John 8:243. Repent. Acts 2:384. Confess the sweetest name on mortal tongue. Mtt.10:32-335. Be baptized for the remission of your sins. I Pet.3:21Live faithfully. I Cor.15:58
Here is what a person needs to do who has sinned and others Know it:1. Admit it. I John 1:92. Repent. Stop it. Acts 8:22-243. Pray and ask others to pray for you. James 5:16