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1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. 6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

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1 Michael W = "It has been a lifelong struggle, and tremendous damage has been and still is done, by so-called Christians saying one thing, and yet, doing another.When we have faith and belief in God and call ourselves Christians then we have responsibilities.  We are responsible to ourselves, to God and to our community. We are to live lives of consistency and integrity – and in this way we safeguard the “name” of Christ – whom as Christians we represent along with His church.We should at all times be conscious of the sin in our lives and when we see it – confess it out of reverence to our God. I always understood that I was as a child of God to urge my fellow brothers and sisters to live lives that please God, to encourage, not to judge.None of us will reach perfection. We are to forsake the old life and take on a new life and grow in our reverence for God. This new life is impossible to live without the Holy Spirit within us. We need our fellow brothers and sisters to encourage; we need each other in this journey to help us, not to judge us, for only God can do that."
2 Stephanie C = "The verse is stating to not judge someone's life. Because you yourself can be judged as well. To Judge is to point your finger to condemn another. Meanwhile no one is perfect no not one."
3 Deena E = "Judging others places us in the seat of not only being judged, but it also puts us in the position to have that same thing we're judging someone else for come closer to hitting home."
4 Deena E = ""what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again"This brings to mind a couple very close to me. The woman had two brothers, one with a mental illness and the other couldn't seem to keep form going to jail habitually. The woman's husband would frequently complain about her having to constantly help her brothers and thus frequently spoke words of contempt and judgment against them: the one for his condition and the other for his situations. The couple eventually had children, two sons and two daughters. When their children became adults, both of their sons were diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and one of them was in and out of jail and eventually paroled. Perhaps there is no correlation with this [very true, real life] story and the scripture, but it is a principle that should make us think twice about how we talk about others. By your measure will it be measured to you. "
5 Ben N = "These verses point out that we tend to be alert to even the tiniest shortcomings of other people, and quick to point them out; meanwhile we are ignorant or in denial about our own faults. Here Jesus instructs us not to look for flaws in others, but instead to correct our own misconceptions, and to work toward our own spiritual growth and perfection."
6 Michael McKissick = "One of my favorite quotes from the Sermon on the Mount. Not only is it deeply convicting to examine your own heart before judging others, but I think its a great example that shows Jesus had a sense of humor. "
7 Deena E = "I feel that this is a very important and often overlooked scripture. It seems like a very random place to say this; Jesus just finishes talking about judging others and then is transitioning to talking about asking of God the Father."Don't give to dogs what is sacred and don't cast your pearls to pigs." The most precious possession that every human being has is time. Time is the currency of our very existence. We have control over how we spend it, but we don't have control over how much of it we have. Time--seconds, minutes, hours, days, moments, months, seasons, years, etc.--is the sum of one's pearls of life. I wonder what this world would look like if everyone viewed their time as something sacred.The term "waste of time" is used so loosely. If time is the currency of life, then the wasting of one's time is the waste of one's life for that particular time period. "Casting one's pearls to the swine" can be illustrated as voluntarily giving away one's time to those who not only lack regard for it, but will also stampede over it and demand more of it to continuously stampede over it. I believe Jesus was warning his followers to not be gullible and to pay close watch over their time to see to it that no one is abusing them."
8 Cary W = "I have found it best to keep the sacred and holy things God reveals to me close to myself; I share them with others very rarely, because I have found their unbelief or even jealousy to pollute the pure vision given me.The holy things we possess in our innermost being are the gems that ignite our faith, devotion and service.  Keeping them as the secret coals on our inner fire is perhaps why they most often are given."
9 Deena E = "Ask, seek, knock...I don't believe Jesus was only referring to prayer or praying. I believe that Jesus meant this in a very literal sense. I believe that there are things, opportunities, moments only designed for each of us and afforded individually. When we ask for what is already designated as ours, it will be be given, likewise when we search--we will find it and the door of our appointed opportunity will be opened if it truly is ours. But Jesus puts the onus on us to go after it."
10 Cary W = "As we participate in God's work and creation through prayers, questions, and direct pursuit, then do we see the answers given, goals achieved and doors open."
11 Sarah Mangum = "I find this to be of the most powerful lines in Scripture."
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13 Cary W = "Not only is this wise counsel to observe and follow, but it is also just a natural law of cause and effect.  If we desire to be treated with respect and encouragement, then we usually set out to give those things to others.  We may not always get them in return, but certainly will have them most of the time.The converse is also true: if we allow any disrespect within our thoughts and heart, then we will also not be able to offer anyone respect and it will be difficult for others to respect us as well.  It all begins with our own self."
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16 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "I think this is a very often overlooked passage in the New Testament and one that people from all religions would certainly agree with. Jesus is stating what the Jewish prophets have always said and that is "talk is cheap". When the Jewish prophets scolded the people that they should repent, their words were always followed by "stop doing evil and do good". Acts of kindness are the "fruits" by which a person shows his love for God and mankind, they are the external reflections of the inner soul."
17 Yaakov ben Chaim Tzvi = "How many Christians profess to "know" Jesus but at the end of the day, does "He" know them? Without understanding the Jewish connection and the heritage that Jesus shared with his people, picking random verses from the New Testament removes the context and meaning from the time and place these words were said. I don't have to believe in Jesus as a god to appreciate the Jewish wisdom which he passed on to the world."
18 Ben N = "Here, Jesus drives home the importance of living the gospel, and actually practicing his teachings in our own lives: forgiveness, patience, prayer, compassion, etc. To read the scriptures, and fail to apply them, is a wasted effort."
19 Deena E = "The phrase "use it or lose it" rings a bell here. It is very foolish to hear wise instruction and not put it into practice. "