Judge By Appearance
Judge Not Bible
Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Judge not Bible verse trek for truth looking into the truth of why we don't judge by appearance. The act of judging by appearance can have you fooled every time and judging others can have you judged by the Lord.
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible study program. This is our very important and intensely intriguing ... Judge not Bible verse path to peace taking an extremely deep look into the dangers of why we don't judge by appearance warning in the Bible and how the message within affects you today. This Judge Not Bible verse study will truly enLIGHTen your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk. Let's look into this together.
Don't Judge by Appearance
Judge Not Bible Verse
What does the phrase, don't judge by appearance mean? How do we avoid
judging by appearance? Oft times, we tend to look on the outward
appearance of a matter and fail to discern the Truth which may be
hidden beneath the surface. This is a concern as we have been taught
in God's Word not to judge by appearance:
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
Jesus made this statement right after He was being accused (yet
again) of violating the Hebrew Pharisee's interpretation of the law:
If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of
Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a
man every whit whole on the sabbath day?
In other words ...
Jesus was healing someone on the Sabbath and the Pharisees started
accusing Him of violating the law and He put them in their place, by
sharing the heart of the law:
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of
mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of
the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and
not to leave the other undone.
Jesus was saying don't judge by appearance of a matter, but
rather to check the fruits ...
So, are we to understand that it is only by the
words and deeds that we are to discern a matter?
Don't Judge by Appearance Concern
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Okie dokie ... I have a Judge not Bible scenario for ya.
What if we see a Christian man sneaking into a strip club looking
very suspicious looking around as he enters.
That is pretty obvious huh? What are we to say to him the next day?
Do we remain silent or are we to correct him?
Now, before you discern based only upon word or deed, please choose
to add in one more hidden factor ... What if ... This man had
received a call from his Mom who told him that his sister called her
and told her two guys that she met took her to that club without her
consent and would not allow her to leave and the Christian man was
going to get his sister out of danger and the reason he was looking
both ways was to see if he saw his sister in the parking lot?
Judge not Bible verse advice ... My friend, we must choose to
prove all things before we do our Spiritual math on a matter:
Remember that Jesus was seen in some pretty unsavory places and
people judged Him:
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto His
disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?
12 But when Jesus heard that, He said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that
13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have
mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.
Don't Judge by Appearance Danger
Judge Not Bible Verse Fears and Tears
Jesus had to go where the lost and troubled souls were to be able to
reach them. God is looking to get His children in to Heaven ... not
keep 'em out. In particular the lost souls. Here is how Jesus
explained it ...
4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one
of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go
after that which is lost, until he find it?
5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his
6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends
and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found
my sheep which was lost.
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in Heaven
over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just
persons, which need no repentance.
God is seeking the lost souls and uses Christians to do so. This
brings us to a question ... How far would you go to reach a sheep?
What if they were in an "unsavory" place? Paul shared something with
us that I would like to share with you ...
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made
myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.
20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain
the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I
might gain them that are under the law;
21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being
not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might
gain them that are without law.
22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the
weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save
23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be
partaker thereof with you.
Paul was a chameleon lizard of sorts, in that he would blend with his
surroundings as to gain souls for the Lord. He became as the
appearance of the lost sheep to make them comfy with him as to bring
them to the Lord. He built bridges so that they could easily cross
from their existing worldly lifestyle to the Lord's Christian walk.
Paul added a very important statement after this ...
1 Corinthians 9:27
But, I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by
any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a
Don't Judge by Appearance Reason
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Paul is saying that he had to keep himself in check, as not to be
overcome by the darkness that he was in as he was reaching for these
2 Peter 3:17
Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware
lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from
your own stedfastness.
In other words ... Beware of being lured into their world when
trying to bring a lost soul to the Lord. If you feel Called
by the Lord to reach and teach lost souls in the service to the
Lord ... Then, of course do so but, without bias and don't judge by
appearance. Also, don't try this at home unless you are wearing all
of the Armor of
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the
power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to
stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of
this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that
ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with
truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye
shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the
Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication
for all saints;
Do you believe that it is possible that God uses our past choices and
circumstances to have us better equipped to reach lost souls who are
walking in the same darkness that we were once in seeing as we know
how to escape that darkness?
If so ... What experiences do you have that can help others in the
same darkness and what are you doing to help others? Ponder on that a
bit. Our Father wants His children back. What limitations do you
believe that He has placed upon us as to reach them?
Don't Judge by Appearance Prophecy
Judge Not Bible Verse Lest Ye Be Judged
Don't judge by appearance tidbit of truth ... We are to use
everything that we have to reach the lost. From past experiences to
talents we obtained in our lives to Spiritual gifts. Please consider
making a list of what you have that could reach a lost soul and apply
it in your day to day lives. To those called to reach for these lost
souls, we have been taught well:
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye
therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Then Jesus said ...
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the
councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for
my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or
what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what
ye shall speak.
There will be those who will judge you as you reach for lost souls as
they did Jesus. They will accuse you of being like them because you
are hanging out with or talking with lost souls, but God judges the
heart and knows why we do what we do.
What of this statement that Jesus said:
But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall
speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall
Luke shared exactly what was meant:
11 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto
magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing
ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour
what ye ought to say.
We are to use our past experiences, talents and Spiritual gifts to
reach the sheep ... But, the absolute best Spiritual gift that we
have is the comforting presence of the Holy Spirit within us. We are
to listen for Him to respond when we are whispered against for
merely doing our job. We must not allow our own emotions to be the
reaction. If we learn to do this, we will respond as Jesus did when
confronted, as His Words too ... Were inspired by the Holy
Let us no longer judge by the appearance of any person or matter.
But, rather seek what the Lord sees. To have God's eyes. He sees the
heart of every matter. Pray to have God give you His eyes as to truly
see. This Judge not Bible verse adventure taught us that we don't
judge by appearance and simply warns us against judging others and
situations before we determine truth as to discern properly lest we
be judged by appearance and not by the heart.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
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