Hm… According to the above definitions, criticizing people on criticizing him/herself is also considered as a kind of criticizing, which means there is a big log also in the criticized person’s eyes besides the speck.
Last month we had some q&a sessions on "judging", and I think we had learnt a lot about what judging means from the Bible. Although I highly respects brother Chambers, I have to say that he has not well-defined "judging" within this passage (though I’m sure he understands topic very well). If the Bible forbids judging, then what Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5-6, 11 are false, and Paul’s "criticisms" against Corinthian church would also contradicts what Jesus taught him to do. And there should not be any reubukes if anyone does anything wrong, since no one can attain the status of sinless perfection and so no one is qualified to rebuke. But we know there is no contradiction in the Bible. So we know that we most likely have ill-defined "judging".
Well, if you also read in context of Matthew 7, it is clear that there is a type of judging with a mind of "hypocrisy" behind it (7:5). That’s the kind of judging that brother Chambers was criticizing against. It does not (necessarily) apply to judging in other contexts (we need to check the context to discern). That kind of judging is only to lift up oneself, but not to glorify God.
Another type of scenario is when the Holy Spirit judges, as mentioned by Chambers. When the Holy Spirit puts even words of rebuke on a person’s mouth, then it is that person’s responsibility to rebuke the brother/sister in sin. The Holy Spirit often speaks to the person involved directly. But when that person refuses to listen, He is likely to move others to rebuke that person. That’s why Paul also Timothy to rebuke and warn besides to teach, to be patient and to exhort. How is it done? It is done in love, and for God’s glory.
We often think that if someone hurts our feelings, then s/he has no love for me. This is utterly wrong. If we "judge" a person this way, we are the foolish ones and will continue to be in our weaknesses. If a person is doing in love, It takes a lot of "guts" for that person to come up and rebuke another. And people other than his parents won’t have so much guts, patience and love to rebuke him and be rejected and rebuked again and again.
Have you seen how Peter take rebukes and repent?
All right, there’s a great sermon about judging, which can be found at: http://www.sotonccf.co.uk/chinese/liu/aug05.html