Right judgment…

John 7:14-24

Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and taught. And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?”

Jesus answered them and said, “My doctrine is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.  Did not Moses give you the law, yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?”

The people answered and said, “You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?”

Jesus answered and said to them, “I did one work, and you all marvel.  Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?  Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” “If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority” Both statements lead to knowing who Jesus is.  He is not teaching anything new, anything apart from what God has already spoken.  This is not new material, the new and changed doctrine or regulations were introduced by mankind in the distortion of the Word of God.  God does not change,” the same yesterday, today and forever. ” If we choose God we can know him, and make a right judgment. If we ask, He will reveal himself to us, we will have opened eyes to see and ears to hear the Word of God and the ability to judge truth.

 Jesus gives us a measure to use to determine whether something is of God or not; who gets the honor?…

“He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.”  What is the motive, the intent?  Do we speak to gain attention to ourselves or to give honor to the Lord?

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