And the men that held Jesus mocked Him, and smote Him. And when they had blindfolded Him, they struck Him on the face, and asked Him, saying, “Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?” And many other things blasphemously spake they against Him. Luke 22:63-65
We often hear the words, “Judge not” from many who make unrighteous judgments themselves. Yes, those of us who have been redeemed by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ often do make unrighteous judgments too, but let’s be honest. Is not telling others, “Judge not” itself making a judgment.
It usually comes from someone who does not agree with what has been said, whether it is right or wrong; according to Scripture; makes no difference.
The most unrighteous judgment ever made in the history of the world, and Adam’s race is seen in the verses above. The Righteous One being judged, mocked, smitten in the face, and blindfolded to be asked to “Prophesy…” is nothing short of evil and blasphemous.
To treat our blessed Lord that way is the epitome of evil; and of evil judgments. So the next time you hurl the words “Judge not” at someone who made a Scriptural judgment, a righteous judgment, remember the evil of your own heart, and your contempt for the Christ who as the Righteous Judge will one day judge you.
Remember believer, “There is therefore, now, no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1).