Making righteous judgments
As we said last week, the Lord Jesus hit the peak of his sermon with verse 33, the main point of seeking God’s Kingdom and His righteousness. Now the rest of the sermon unfolds from that point with a focus on judgment and discernment. Some have thought that these remaining points are simply odds and ends that Jesus wanted to address as an afterthought. But the there is a thread running through them addressing how we use our critical faculties as God’s Kingdom people.
We begin this week by looking at what it means to judge, and when we can and can’t do that.