THE BOOK OF 1 THESSALONIANS
J. Deering, AncientPath.net
ADDENDUM ON JUDGING OTHERS
The list of verses below is a collection based upon the word "judge." This collection is, I hope, impartial as to intent on my part in making the collection.
Please look at the verses - in context - and formulate a thesis on the appropriateness of judging for the Body, for the Leadership, and for the Individual.
Some contextual helps have been provided.
Genesis 49:16: (the appointment of men to judge)
16 Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
Exodus 18:13: (the appointment of Moses as judge
[an individual appointed by God])
13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
Exodus 18:16: (the responsibility of Moses in judgment)
16 When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.
Exodus 18:22: (the appointment of individuals to share in
22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
Leviticus 19:15: (the responsibilities of judgment
[to the covenant community])
15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
Numbers 35:24: (the judge in matters of life and death)
24 Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments:
Deuteronomy 1:16: (the responsibilities of judgment_
16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
Deuteronomy 16:18: (the availability of judgment)
18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates [traffic centers], which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
I Samuel 2:25: (the responsibilities of judgment)
25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them.
Psalms 50:6: (God is Judge)
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
Psalms 58:1: (the question of righteous judgment)
1 Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men? [the did not]
Psalms 75:7: (the Will of God in His judgments)
7 But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Psalms 98:9: (God is Judge [and how He
9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Isaiah 33:22: (the Relationship of Judge to Savior)
22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us [because He judges righteously].
Matthew 7:1: (the teaching of Jesus)
1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Matthew 7:2: (the judgment in the Kingdom of God)
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:37: (the judgment in the Kingdom of God)
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Luke 12:57: (the question of the individual as judge)
57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
John 5:30: (the proper elements of judging
[Jesus as judge])
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
John 7:24: (the proper elements of judging)
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
John 7:51: (the proper elements of judging
[full disclosure needed, you don't have all the facts])
51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
John 8:15: (the problem with individual judgment)
15 Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
John 12:47: (the position of Jesus as to performance
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
John 12:48: (judgment of eternal nature)
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
Acts 10:42: (the One who is Judge)
42 And He commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is He which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.
Acts 13:46: (the occasion of spiritual judgment upon the
46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles [the Jews refuse God's revelation of His Son].
Romans 14:3: (hard words on individual judgment)
3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
Romans 14:10: (the basis for a non-judgmental life)
10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ [as to our works].
Romans 14:13: (stop judging, stop hurting others)
13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
I Corinthians 4:5: (stop judging - you don't have adequate
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
I Corinthians 5:9-13: (Clear guidelines as to personal
9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11 But [f]actually, I wrote to you not to associate [g]with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13 But those who are outside, God [h]judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.
I Corinthians 6:2-5: (words to prevent unholy judgments)
2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. 5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
I Corinthians 10:15: (the call to judge Paul's words)
15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
I Corinthians 11:31: (the word on self-judgment)
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: