Read Luke 6:37-42
I hear this verse constantly used out of context or misapplied more than any other verse. In our new society of political correctness, we are taught any lifestyle is okay, and there is no sin, only choices.
Non-believers and some immature believers throw this in our faces as proof we are hypocrites.
This command, which came straight from Jesus, is a command not to judge people for their mistakes, IT IS NOT A LICENSE TO SIN!
“This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.” – 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Believers are called to judge one another’s sin. In 1 Corinthians 5 we read:
“It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife. And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this? For my part, even though I am not physically present, I am with you in spirit. As one who is present with you in this way, I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus on the one who has been doing this. So when you are assembled and I am with you in spirit, and the power of our Lord Jesus is present, hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.” – 1 Corinthians 5:1-5
So we are to love and share Jesus with non-believers and love and correct believers so that all may be saved.
The key through all of this is we are to forgive everyone of their sin as God has forgiven us.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37