- Compare verses 1-5 with verses 6, 16; and see John 7:24.
If judging is not always wrong, what is our Lord condemning here?
- What is the teaching of verses 7-12 on the practice of prayer?
What place is there for persistency, and what place for trusting?
Is there any conflict between these two ideas?
- Verse 6. This indicates that, while Christians must not be guilty of condemning anyone, they must learn to discriminate in their witness. Cf. Prov. 9:8.