What Jesus teaches about Judgment


Have you ever felt the sting of being judged unfairly, or struggled with the temptation to judge someone else? Jesus’ teachings about judgment are freeing and transformative. His words invite us to a higher standard and challenge us to extend grace and love in place of judgment. When we choose to live out His teachings, we open our hearts to experience deeper relationships and a thriving community.

Imagine a world where we all strive to see each other through God’s compassionate eyes. What if we traded our propensity to criticize for a commitment to understand and support one another? Jesus’ instructions about judgment not only protect us from the pitfalls of cynicism but also pave the way for a life marked by positivity and growth. Dive into this devotional with us and discover how Jesus’ lessons on judgment can revolutionize your life.

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)


In these verses, Jesus directs us towards self-awareness and humility. By warning against judgment, He makes it clear that our own capacity to judge is flawed and subject to the same scrutiny we apply to others. This reflection serves two purposes: it prevents us from falling into self-righteousness and encourages empathy towards others.

The measure Jesus talks about is not merely a metric of severity but a gauge of the quality of our character. If our assessments of others are confining and unforgiving, we set ourselves up for similar treatment. However, if our judgments are tempered with compassion and grace, we invite that same grace into our lives. Through these verses, Jesus teaches us that how we treat others will ultimately reflect back on us.

Furthermore, Jesus points to a broader principle: our judgment often comes from a place of ignorance. We don’t see the whole story or the struggles others face. He reminds us to approach each other with a heart of understanding and patience, knowing that we too are imperfect.

Actions to Take

  • Practice Empathy: Make a conscious effort to understand the experience and struggles of others before forming opinions about them.

  • Self-Reflection: Regularly examine your own heart and mind, asking God to reveal any biases or critical attitudes.

  • Extend Grace: When someone wrongs you or falls short of your expectations, choose to respond with forgiveness rather than condemnation.

  • Speak Positively: Use your words to uplift and encourage others, avoiding harsh or critical language.

  • Seek Understanding: Before offering advice or criticism, make sure you fully understand the situation and the perspective of the person involved.

Journal Prompts

  • When have I felt judged and how did it affect me? How can that experience help me to be more compassionate towards others?

  • Are there areas in my life where I am quick to judge others? What steps can I take to change this?

  • How does God’s grace and forgiveness towards me influence the way I treat others?

  • What actions can I implement to reduce my tendency to judge and increase my empathy?

  • How can I better embody the teachings of Jesus in my daily interactions?


Heavenly Father, thank You for Your boundless grace and mercy. Help me to remember Jesus’ teachings about judgment and to live them out daily. Grant me a heart of compassion and empathy, and guide me to see others through Your eyes. When I am tempted to judge, remind me of Your grace towards me. Transform my mind and heart so that I can extend Your love and forgiveness to everyone I meet. Amen.

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  • “When in doubt, love more. Judging less opens our hearts to divine compassion. 💖 #ChooseLove #JudgmentFreeLiving #BGodInspired”

  • “Ever felt the sting of judgment? Imagine the healing power when we all choose to uplift each other instead. #HealingThroughLove #BeLikeJesus #BGodInspired”


Understanding Jesus’ teachings about judgment can be a transformative experience. As we embrace empathy, grace, and understanding, we not only improve our relationships but also reflect the heart of God in our daily lives. Remember, the same measure we use to judge others will be used on us, so let’s choose compassion and love.

We hope this devotional inspires you to look at others with a renewed perspective. Continue your journey with us at BGodInspired.com, and let’s grow together in faith and love. Thank you for being a part of this uplifting community.

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