Love does not judge. Except when it does.

It’s easy to say you never judge people but, when you think about it, you make judgment calls all the time. You judge whether to trust the car salesman. You judge whether to go on a date with someone. And when you love someone, you immediately begin making judgments about them.

Why?

Because you want what’s best for them. So if your child is destroying their hair or if your friend starts destroying their life, you’re going to try and help them. Because you love them. Which means you’ve judged their choices and decided to help.

That being said, judgment can also be a bad thing.

So what’s the difference? When should and when shouldn’t you judge someone? That’s where the words of Jesus can help you decide when it’s right and when it’s wrong to judge another person.

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hey everybody my name is crisp Avila and
welcome to what Jesus says about where
Jesus speaks for himself so you can
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important to you now the closer we get
to Valentine’s Day the more you’ll see
like candy everywhere and you’ll hear
conversations about love and that’s why
we have conversation or if you couldn’t
by these last year’s so I bought them
this year are good but I don’t know how
to actually start a conversation with
these like it just says peace like know
how you start a conversation with that
delicious though chalky anyway since
we’re all about conversation here at
what Jesus says about I figured okay
what are people talking about people are
talking about love so what does Jesus
say about love do you think this would
be pretty straightforward just accept
people and all that kind of stuff but
actually when you look at what Jesus
says about love it kind of feels
unloving because according to Jesus love
is judgmental so I figured let’s do
another reaction video and have the
cameras rolling while we have Christians
and non-christians react to Jesus
teaching that love is judgmental and as
you’ll see what Jesus says is a much
better conversation starter than these
conversation hearts take a look and out
one of Jesus’s idea of love involved
this this idea of judgment and so here’s
here’s the teaching and do not judge or
you too will be judged so why do you
look at the speck of sawdust in your
brother’s eye and pay no attention to
the plank in your own eye first take the
plank out of your own eye then you will
see clearly to remove the speck from
your brother’s hi do you guys think the
message here is it’s okay to judge or is
the message don’t judge that’s not how I
want to be I don’t want to be judgmental
and when I feel other people judging me
it doesn’t make me feel good so first I
have to start with myself that’s that’s
the message that I get it if you’re
really going to help somebody else and I
think he even says like you know you’re
gonna be judged by the same criteria
you’re judged on right so it’s like
you’re cool with being judged by your
own criteria
then I think yeah then you hold somebody
to that standard I think a lot of this
is people just have no emotional
intelligence or understand enough about
themselves so if you don’t understand
you it’s very easy to have somebody else
on the outside telling you what’s wrong
with you and can a Christian make a
judgment call on somebody who doesn’t
follow Jesus I don’t think that they can
they’re not walking the same path that
the Christian is I don’t think so no
just based on strictly on what Jesus
says here is like no do you not judge or
you too will be judged like that’s the
first thing he says I mean he talks
about your brothers I think he’s
speaking to people of faith so when you
felt judged as a single mother by the
Christian Church you didn’t walk away
from Jesus what kept you following Jesus
in spite of how his followers the
churches and everything in the church is
full of sinners and hypocrites and
that’s you know that’s what people fail
to realize is the church is not God and
so yeah you might be in a church that is
not doing things correctly or the way
that Jesus would want them because
they’re human and you have to forgive
them too but your relationship with
Jesus is so much more than that so it
doesn’t matter what people of the church
tell you because they have things in
their own life too
it depends it matters what your
relationship with Jesus looks like but
I’ve always understood Jesus to be like
you know love thy neighbor which i think
is great like love thy neighbor and but
but wouldn’t this be wouldn’t an aspect
of love going back to there now if you
have a parent being there’s a time where
you have to make a judgment call right
so I think the temptu the difficulty is
for a Christian to know how do I love my
neighbor when they’re not following the
same set of rules I think a lot of times
when we talk about these stories and
kind of the words of Jesus is
interpreted in a very
absolute way in a very black-and-white
way and I think to the point of
relationships that is fundamentally and
if the the hidden variable and all that
so when I speak to a person that’s
addicted that’s that’s living on the
street or that may be living in a
shelter and they said what man you ain’t
never been in my shoe yeah I append in
your shoes and I was in for a very long
time a period in my life while I was
living on the street I had addictions
you know I’m saying when I when I was
years away from my family you know and
I’ve been in those shoes and when people
heard that you know I’m saying now it’s
like okay what do you have the sights on
me now so as you can see it’s a very
multi-layered and deep conversation and
I think I think ultimately what Jesus is
saying is that when you’re in a
relationship with someone you have to
make judgment calls about what’s best
for them because you love them and
that’s where the tension is but that’s
what I think what about you how do you
respond to what Jesus says about love
that love is judgmental how do you
respond to the conversation I’d love to
hear your thoughts to just leave a
comment below and also I’ve got a
playlist over here of some other
reaction videos you guys go ahead and
take a look at that I’m gonna have
another chalky roll Wade Hart here and
we’ll see you soon
whoo that hurt my teeth oh look this one
starts a conversation it says call me Oh
banana I don’t like the banana

There’s no wrong way to pray, but there is a better way.

The more I read the teachings of Jesus, the more I realized that my prayers didn’t sound like the prayers in Scripture. Not because my prayers weren’t bold enough, or long enough. But because my prayers were missing something.

And I’ve prayed with enough people over the years, that I’m willing to bet the same is true for you.

The good news? It’s a really, really simple fix.

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regardless of what you think about
prayer whether you’ve never prayed
before or whether you pray everyday I
think what Jesus says about prayer is
gonna challenge all of us let’s get
right to it hey everybody my name is
Chris Popolo and welcome to what Jesus
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when you look at what Jesus says about
prayer maybe you’re one of those people
who says prayer doesn’t work just leave
your thoughts and prayers to yourself
please or maybe you’re one of those
people who believe you know all you got
to do is believe hard enough and God
will give you whatever it is you’re
asking for but you look at what Jesus
says about prayer I think it challenges
all of our expectations because when you
take all of Jesus’s teachings on prayer
and you kind of look at them as a
collective whole there’s one word that
keeps on popping up that I think it’s
the heart of what Jesus is trying to
teach like for instance this is one time
where he’s teaching this crowd of people
about prayer and he says which of you if
your son asks you for bread will give
him a stone or if he asks for a fish
will give him a snake if you then though
you are evil know how to give good gifts
to your children how much more will your
Father in Heaven give good gifts to
those who ask now one possible reaction
here is like oh really okay God’s gonna
give me whatever I ask for
you know golden goose God’s not real
prayer doesn’t work but that’s treating
these words of Jesus like their case law
or that he’s legally bound to these
words and if you remember the beginning
what he said it says which of you if
your son asks you for bread this this is
getting to the heart of a father and a
parent-child relationship but there’s
another word and what Jesus teaches here
that you’ll see over and over again and
Jesus is teaching on prayer that I think
is a really powerful word for us to look
at it’s this word ask I tell people all
the time that they can ask for anything
in prayer because the ask is yours
the answer is his when it comes to
people will say things like oh hey can I
borrow the keys to your car or have
go out of town for the weekend can you
watch my house for me but when it comes
to asking God for things we’ll say
things like Oh God hey please be with my
aunt Cindy and her hip surgery or God
please give us safe travels on our trip
and the difference between when we ask
people for things and we ask God for
things comes down to this little thing
called a question mark and one of the
ways that you can live out those
teaching to ask God for things in prayer
is to remember the power of a question
mark because the ask is yours the answer
is his so it’s not God please heal my
aunt Cindy’s hip period it’s God will
you please heal my aunt Cindy’s hip
question mark it’s not God give me a
safe travels period is God will you
please give us safe travel question mark
and suddenly there with the power of a
question mark now I’m freed up to ask
for bold things God will you please heal
my marriage question mark God will you
please come and help our financial
situation question mark and you’re free
to ask for bold impossible and
incredible things because the ask is
yours and the answer is his so here’s
what I would like to hear from you think
of the last thing that you prayed to God
for word the last time you ask God for
something think of whatever it was think
of the last thing it was okay and once
he got it in your mind change it and do
a question put a will you or can you in
front of it and then put a question mark
at the end of it and watch what happens
and and then leave your reaction in the
comment section below it was that
strange was a different what was
different about it leave that in the
comment section below and also I’ve got
some other videos on prayer that you can
check out right over here thank you guys
so much and we’ll see soon

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