There is so much misunderstanding and confusion about JUDGING because preachers preach against it and the counterfeit church runs from conviction. Those of you who read the scriptures about ‘not judging’ anything are not reading the rest of the sentence or the rest of the Bible. There is, in fact, RIGHTEOUS JUDGING and a wrong way to judge. A lot of times people judge wrong especially those who are screaming not to judge. Other times it may be well meaning people who do not realize they are judging wrongfully, but the Bible also points out that we as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ are to judge all things (1 Corinthians 2:15).
If you sincerely seek to follow Jesus Christ then I strongly recommend studying all the scriptures in the Bible in regards to judging and ask the Lord to help you understand what He wants you to learn from them.
We have some pages on judging where we have attempted to point out all the scriptures and explain them.
Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh? Galatians 3:3 (NKJV)
The tackler could see it coming—a fullback carrying the football loosely at his side. A sudden turn and the tackler lunged after the ball. It popped loose and spiraled toward the ground.
He started to dive on the ball, but it bounded just high enough for him to pick it up and run. Breaking free from the other players, he started running down the football field as fast as he could run.
The crowd was shouting wildly as he crossed the goal line and pounded the ball proudly in the dirt. It was the first touchdown of his school career—and perhaps his last—he had run into the wrong end zone.
We often have the right spiritual goal in mind but wind up in the wrong end zone. The Colossian believers had become entangled in legalism and were imposing unrealistic demands on young believers. They had also begun judging actions of others (Colossians 2:16-23).
The moment you think you have it together enough to judge another person is the moment you run into the wrong end zone. Paul described legalism as bondage. Don’t get caught up in it. Instead, “stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made [you] free” (Galatians 5:1).