As a rule of thumb, the context in Matthew 7:1-5 allows Christians to judge another after he has first judged himself. “The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.” (Psalm 37:30) “The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.” (Isaiah 59:8) If the Bible is clear about anything, it is clear about the importance of judging on a regular basis in order to properly serve and honour God. To ignore this fact is to ignore all of the Scripture just presented and also the rest of the Bible. God expects us to judge. However, we have to judge scripturally, objectively, in truth, mercifully and at the same time, exercise appropriate discernment (1 Kings 3:9).
Hey guys, I’m currently at Dutch Colony Coffee Co. at Frankel Avenue, which recently opened its doors three days ago. I was supposed to head to Cafe Sneakery for some smoked duck organic noodles, but I heard that it ceased operations on Friday. So coincidental, but as the saying goes: when one door opens, another closes, or vice versa. Recently, I added a new word to my vocabulary: anthropomorphism – it essentially means humanisation. Yay! I think the bible uses this literary device quite extensively, so as to aid us in comprehending God’s character.