Summer Bible Study: Sermon on the Mount: Week 4, Day 2: Matthew 7:1-6


Jesus is still speaking his sermon on the mount. Do not judge others, and you won’t be judged. Quit being a hypocrite and judging others for it. Do not give your valuables to others who may trample them and tear you to pieces.

Questions for Matthew 7:1-6

3) Just that — Don’t judge others and think you are better than them when you are not. Discernment by definition is “the ability to judge well” or in Biblical thinking “perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual guidance and understanding.” God helps you arrive at the best decision. We aim to know what God’s will is. Romans 12:2 says that discernment is knowing the right thing to do and doing it. You will be able to know God’s will and be able to do it, too. Philippians 1:9-10 says discernment is knowing what is best in order to do good and avoid sin. Hebrews 5:14 says God blesses wise discernment.

4) You must be merciful because you yourself have faults, too, and are in need of mercy. James 2:12-13 reminds us to speak and act as though you will be judged. We have received mercy from God; therefore, we are to show others mercy as well.

5) I judge others when I think they are not doing the right thing or acting the right way. I need to show mercy to others and kindness and not condemn them for their faults. I’d have better relationships and be less stressed and irritated overall. We should seek restoration instead.

Conclusions to Sermon on the Mount Matthew 7:1-6

“Do not judge” means “do not condemn.” Sinners should be held accountable for their actions, but shown love, support, and forgiveness from us.

The closer we are to God, the better our relationships are. Look for others to share the Gospel with. See others with God’s eyes.

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