Do Not Judge

Do not judge others – Rom 14:9-10

Vs 9 – Jesus Christ died and returned to life.  He came to be the Lord of both the living and the dead.  Paul is instructing the Roman Christian to desist and resist judging one another.  This is a common practice because by nature mankind measure themselves to others and base their goodness and spirituality on this measurement.

Vs 10 – Paul then asks two questions.  Why do you judge your brother and why do you look down on your brother?  Pointed and direct questions.  This must have been a problem then as it is now.  Passing judgment on another shows immaturity and carnality on the part of the person who is doing the judging.  One day we will all have to stand before the judgment seat.  Jesus said that in the same way you judge others the Lord will judge us.  A good warning to heed and a good reason not to judge.