The idea of not judging does not mean we should turn a blind eye to sin. It normally sounds like “I can’t judge you” or “I have a log in my own eye. How could I have an opinion about your sin?” The issue of why we know

The issue of why we know judgement in this context is not mainly about sin is because of the exact comparison Jesus uses with the log and speck. Undoubtedly, we should always first go to The One who knows the depth of our sin and receive His grace.

This is exactly why Jesus says what He does. It echoes back to how He teaches us to pray.


We will forgive to the the degree we understand we are forgiven.


Therefore, “judge not” is talking about declaring someone’s eternal fate, not having an opinion on if someone has sinned. Only God can judge someone’s eternal fate, but when we go to The One who has declared us not guilty by the means of His grace, then when someone sins against us we still confront the sin, but the issue is one of disposition.

We do not come to someone in a superior state. We realize we actually did have a log in our eye when we came to The Lord, so when another person offends us we can first know a log has been removed from our eye so that we can actually see the speck that is in there’s.

So, today I hope that resting in the waterfall of grace will produce a humble boldness towards those who have offended you. I pray she gives you freedom to shower then with grace, not so an offense is somehow buried, but precisely because forgiveness can be given as a response to violation.