Summary: Judging only God has the right to.
“The Pharisee is always present in each one of us.” (Leenhardt)
No One Is Innocent:
1) Therefore, No one has the right to Judge Others!
Four Characteristics of the Self-Righteous Person:
He accuses others and excuses himself. Vs. 1
Question: How do we excuse our sin?
He measures other people by the wrong standard. Vs. 2
He thinks that judging others puts him in a better position. Vs. 3
Think—we consider or reason that we will escape the judgment.
He misinterprets God’s blessing on his life. Vs. 4
The purpose of God’s goodness and kindness is to lead you towards repentance!
Vs. 5“But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.” (NIV)
Question: Who was Jesus most upset with? Pharisees or Adulteress?
When is it Wrong to Judge:
Truth: Only God knows the motives of our heart!
2) Therefore, only God has the right to Judge Others!
Vs. 16 “This will take place on the day when God will judge men’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.” (NIV)
Question: How will God judge people?
Three Truths of God’s Judgment—What we will be Judged for?
According to our Conduct! Vs. 6-10
According to our Conscious! Vs. 12-15
James 4:17 “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” (NIV)
According to our Character! Vs. 16
Question: How will you get past the final exam?