Some bad decisions are made in ignorance or with insufficient information. (In the Old Testament [Leviticus 4], God made provisions for these foolish and faulty choices with the sin offering.)

          Some bad decisions are made and are just flat out inexcusable. Paul addresses a frequent example of one in Romans 2:1—“Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.”

          Holding others to a godly standard which righteously condemns their sin while using a different standard to rationalize and minimize your own sin is inexcusable!

          Being hypocritical by using an inconsistent standard for judging (Matthew 7:1-2) and being unrighteous by concerning yourself with your brother’s mote/speck while ignoring your own beam/plank (Matthew 7:3-5) is judgment Jesus condemns (Matthew 7:5). It is not the righteous judgment He commands (John 7:24). It is inexcusable!

          Unrighteous judgment is ungodly because the judgment of God is according to truth (Romans 2:2) for all people (Romans 2:9); “there is no partiality with God” (Romans 2:11). Hypocritical (i.e., unrighteous) judgment is inexcusable!


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