你們不要論斷人,免得你們被論斷。

馬太福音7:1
 
被人論斷的人來論斷人論斷他/她,又有甚麼益處呢?
 
原來幾個月之前吃了一記悶棍,到現在才看到……+_+ 竟然有人斷章取義地用了大有恩賜的章伯斯弟兄的一篇文章來毆我一棍,而且不動聲色,我連伸冤的機會也沒有啊……
 
本來想打一篇回覆,不過想想看,那不過是為了出一口氣,那還不如等主為我出氣吧;生氣也不如饒恕,於是還是把它剪掉了,放在這裡:
 
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
 
如果責備就是恨,那麼父母是最恨我們的;我們卻都知道,父母比任何人都要愛我們,於是也更多責備我們。希伯來書12章說到天上的父,祂更愛我們,便要責備我們,使我們結出成聖、榮耀的果子。我們可以說,祂是恨我們嗎?經上不是寫著,「神愛世人」嗎?
 
不過,主耶穌也在馬太福音7:6說:「不要把聖物給狗,也不要把你們的珍珠丟在豬前,恐怕他踐踏了珍珠,轉過來咬你們。」狗咬呂洞賓,不識好人心,這種事是我們常作的;主耶穌便叫我們不要把自己交給狗。
 
甚麼是愛?愛是凡事包容,也是不喜歡不義,拿掉了哪一個都不能算是愛!
 
聖靈向眾教會所說的話,凡有耳的,就應當聽!
 
「我有許多事講論你們,判斷你們;但那差我來的是真的,我在他那裡所聽見的,我就傳給世人。」
 
難道我越發愛你們,就越發少得你們的愛嗎?罷了……
哥林多後書12:15-16
 
凡立志在基督耶穌裡敬虔度日的也都要受逼迫。
提摩太後書3:12
 
當時,那按著血氣生的逼迫了那按著聖靈生的,現在也是這樣。
加拉太書4:29
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