1. Jesus told them that he did one thing that everyone marvel. (V21)
2. He said they circumcised on the Sabbath day, according to the law of Moses. (V22)
3. They do it that the law of Moses is not broken but they were angry at Christ when he made every whit of a person whole. (V23)
4. Jesus told them not to judge according to appearance but judge righteously. (V24)
5. Some of the People in Jerusalem started telling isn't him that people are seeking to kill? But he is speaking boldly but nobody speaks anything against him. (V25,26)
6. Some of them said when Christ comes nobody knows where he comes from but we know where he came from. (V27)
7. Jesus cried out and said that he did not come of himself but he that sent him is true though they never knew him. ( V28)
8. But Christ said he is from God and that he has sent him. (V29)
9. They sought to take Jesus. But nobody laid their hands on Christ as his time was not yet come. (V30)
Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.
A. The WORD of GOD says better we do not judge others for we will also be judged the same way.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
B. God wants us not to judge based on appearance. (V14)
C. God wants us to seek judgement for the oppressed and the fatherless.
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
D. Do not judge others based on flesh.
Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.
E. Judge others righteously.
Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
F. Paul says we are not to be a judge for another as we will stand before the judgement seat of God. but we have to judge ourselves that we are not a stumbling block to others.
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
F. Do not judge anyone hastily before time.
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
A. If we judge ourselves we will not be judged.
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
B. Allow God to judge us:
Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
C. We need to judge the time.
Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
God is the righteous Judge:
A. The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
B. He never judges based on what he sees.
And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
C. There is a day of judgement when the living and the dead be judged.
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
God is our avenger:
Dear Child of God! What do we do when we are falsely accused?
What Do we do when we are wrongly blamed for things we never did?
What do we do when we are offended by people?
Do we go around trying to prove ourselves right? Or we allow God to avenge for us.
The WORD of GOD says,
A. Vengeance belongs to God:
For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
B. HE JUDGES everything righteously.
Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
C. He is the Lord who avenge us.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Therefore saith the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:
D. God will judge and he will avenge for our cause:
And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
So, Let your heart not be troubled... If you are offended, if you are accused, we have the righteous judge to avenge. He will speak on our behalf and do the needful.
Let us be like Christ :
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
This is painful. But let us commit ourselves to God who judges us righteously. He will speak for us and lift us up.
To GOD BE THE GLORY. Amen.