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The Jesus Principle Expanded (Matthew 7:1-6)Rev Gareth James, June 10, 2018
Part of the Matthew series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Last week we noted chapter seven is part of the Sermon on the Mount and has the theme of judgement interwoven throughout it. We started looking at The Principle Given (v1a) – where we noted Jesus’ pattern of teaching things where He gives a principle, then He would go on to enlarge upon it, give reasons as to why it is a right principle. The principle He gave here was “Do not judge”.
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7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
6 “Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you. (ESV)