God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.
- C.S. Lewis
God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God.
- Harry Ironside
Confidence that one's impressions are God-given is no guarantee that this is really so, even when they persist and grow stronger through long seasons of prayer. Bible-based wisdom must judge them.
- J.I. Packer
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
- Charles Spurgeon
In judging of others, a man laboreth in vain, often erreth and easily sinneth; but in judging and examining himself, he always laboreth fruitfully.
- Thomas a Kempis
He that well and rightly considereth his own works will find little cause to judge hardly of another.
- Thomas a Kempis
Never be a judge between thy friends in any matter where both set their hearts upon the victory. If strangers or enemies be litigants, whatever side thou favorest, thou gettest a friend; but when friends are the parties thou losest one.
- Jeremy Taylor
Sum up at night what thou hast done by day, and in the morning what thou hast to do; dress and undress thy soul; mark the decay or growth of it. If with thy watch, that too be down, then wind up both. Since thou shalt be most surely judged, make thine accounts agree.
- George Herbert
But the challenge is always this: Are men and women going to allow the Word of God to sit in judgment on their puny minds, or are they going to make their puny minds the judges of the Word of God?
- Alistair Begg
The one who judges according to the word and law of the Lord, and forms his judgments by the rule of charity, always begins with subjecting himself to examination, and preserves a proper medium and order in his judgments.
- John Calvin
A believer can make no genuine spiritual progress if he is reluctant to have his evil conscience judged in God's light and clearly dealt with.
- Watchman Nee
When a man has judged himself, Satan is put out of office. When he lays anything to a saint's charge, he is able to retort and say, "It is true, Satan, I am guilty of these sins, but I have judged myself already for them; and having condemned myself in the lower court of conscience, God will acquit me in the upper court of heaven.
- Thomas Watson
Logic helps us to strip off the outward disguise of things, and to behold and judge of them in their own nature.
- Isaac Watts
The most dangerous leap is the leap to conclusions.
- Woodrow Kroll
Has someone wronged you recently? Resist the urge to judge that person. Instead, pray that God might use you to reach the offender.
- Warren Wiersbe
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept, because you will gain one friend.
Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.
- Thomas Fuller
The nature and end of judgment or sentence must be corrective, not vindictive; for healing, not destruction.
- John Owen
God's truth judges created things out of love, and Satan's truth judges them out of envy and hatred.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Whenever you do judge, the only basis of judgment is not your own perspective or anything else, it's the very character and nature of God and that's why we are to allow Him to exercise His justice, where I personally want to take it upon myself.
- Josh McDowell
I will not judge a person to be spiritually dead whom I have judged formerly to have had spiritual life, though I see him at present in a swoon (faint)as to all evidences of the spiritual life. And the reason why I will not judge him so is this -- because if you judge a person dead, you neglect him, you leave him; but if you judge him in a swoon,(faint) though never so dangerous, you use all means for the retrieving of his life.
- John Owen
A taste of righteousness can be easily perverted into an overweening sense of self-righteousness and judgmentalism.
- R. Kent Hughes
The habit of judging is so nearly incurable, and its cure is such an almost interminable process, that we must concentrate ourselves for a long while on keeping it in check. We must grow to something higher, and something truer, than a quickness in detecting evil.
- Frederick W. Faber