Matthew 7:1-12

  1. 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?
  2. 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?


  1. 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.