“Judge not lest ye be judged.” Oh, it’s quoted correctly alright. But the problem is it’s taken out of context. People don’t really understand the entirety of what is being spoken. This passage IS on forgiveness and grace but it is also about helping someone who is wandered from the path.
Here is the end of the passage:
Matthew 7:3-5 “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? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Did you see that? THEN you can see clearly to help remove the speck from your brother’s eye. There is an expectation that we FIRST make sure our lives are in order, and then go on to help them. In love of course. Most of the time when we don’t it is because we don’t want to deal with the “junk” we have too, so it becomes easy to turn a blind eye to both MY “junk” and theirs. Clean out your closet, get rid of the junk, then go and help your brother. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”