Gods measuring stick!
It is obvious why we are told not to judge. The Lord tries the heart, and only the Lord can do that. The Lord knows peoples motives and why we do things. While with good discernment we might be able to discern reasons behind actions, only the Lord knows exactly where other people stand.
Now lets look at one thing that the Lord looks for.
1 Corinthians 13
1IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).
3Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c] in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.
Gods measuring stick is love. In the eyes of the Lord, if we speak in tongues of angels and men and have no love we are only a noisy gong. If we have prophetic powers and faith to remove mountains and no love, we are a useless nobody. If we give everything to the poor and give ourselves to be burned for glory it profits nothing.
Love is Gods measuring stick and not actions. Man looks at the outward e.g. programs, prophetic utterances, how much we give, big buildings and while all these are good, without Gods love in us e.g. we walking in love it profits nothing in the eyes of the Lord.
How we need to be very careful and return to the bedrock of Christianity which is love.
Matthew 22: 37 – 40
Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
We need to return to the first and great commandment which is the bedrock of Christianity: