What Jesus teaches about Judgment


Have you ever felt the sting of judgment from others, or maybe, caught yourself being critical of someone else? The topic of judgment is universal and often brings a mix of emotions. Jesus teaches us valuable lessons about judgment that can transform our relationships and our hearts. Let’s explore His wisdom together, fostering love and understanding in our lives.

It’s easy to get caught up in our own perspectives and make quick judgments about others. But what if we looked at judgment through Jesus’ eyes? His teachings guide us toward grace, mercy, and humility. As we dive into this devotional, let’s open our hearts to His transformative words.

Bible Verse

"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." – Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV)


Jesus’ words here are clear and direct—He calls us to abstain from judging others. This instruction doesn’t mean we should overlook wrongdoing but rather encourages us to focus first on our own imperfections before criticizing others. It’s a call to humility and self-examination.

When we judge others harshly, we place ourselves in a precarious position. Jesus cautions that the measure we use will be used against us. This is both a warning and an invitation to embody the grace and mercy that we ourselves hope to receive from God and others.

Understanding this passage can transform our interpersonal relationships. Instead of building walls of criticism, we can build bridges of understanding and empathy. We realize that we are all flawed and in need of grace. By withholding judgment, we can nurture a more loving and inclusive community.

Actions to Take

  • Practice Self-examination: Before making assumptions or judgments, take time to reflect on your own imperfections and areas for growth.

  • Show Empathy: Try to see situations and actions from other people’s perspectives. Walk a mile in their shoes.

  • Offer Encouragement: Use your words to lift others up rather than tear them down.

  • Pray for Guidance: Ask God to help you see people through His eyes and to cultivate a heart of compassion and understanding.

  • Forgive Freely: Be quick to forgive others, knowing that we all make mistakes and need grace.

Journal Prompts

  • When have I felt judged by others, and how did it make me feel?

  • In what areas of my life do I tend to judge others harshly?

  • How can I practice self-examination to become more aware of my own shortcomings?

  • What specific steps can I take to show more empathy and understanding towards others?

  • How can I create a habit of offering encouragement instead of judgment?


Dear Jesus, I confess that I sometimes judge others without realizing it. Help me to remember Your words and teachings about judgment. Guide me to examine my own heart and actions first. Fill me with empathy and understanding for others. Teach me to be quick to forgive and slow to criticize. I want to embody Your love and grace in all my relationships. Amen.

Social Posts

  • Feeling judged? Remember, Jesus calls us to love and understand, not to judge. Let’s practice grace today. #NoJudgment #Matthew7

  • Before judging anyone, let’s take a moment to reflect on our own imperfections and seek to understand others. #GraceAndMercy #WWJD

  • Empathy over judgment! Let’s build bridges, not walls. #LoveLikeJesus #Compassion

  • "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." – Matthew 7:1 🌟 A powerful reminder to lead with love. #LeadWithLove #BibleVerse

  • Forgive freely, love deeply, judge less. Transform your relationships with grace! #Forgiveness #JesusTeachings


In our journey through Jesus’ teachings about judgment, we discover the profound impact of withholding criticism and embracing empathy. By practicing self-examination, showing empathy, and offering encouragement, we can transform our relationships and communities with the love and grace of Christ.

Continue your devotional journey with us at BGodInspired.com, and let’s walk together in faith, love, and understanding. Remember, the way we measure others will reflect back onto us, so let’s measure with grace and compassion.

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