Rash or Righteous
“Judge not, lest you be judged” is perhaps the most frequently quoted verse of the Bible: even though people have no idea what it means. Most of those who quote it entirely miss the point. The Bible does not forbid making judgments. On the contrary, a wise Christians shows a growing and improving discernment that knows how to judge situations, and even people, according to God’s Word.
In this booklet, Lou Priolo tackles this difficult issue, making the distinction between rash and sinful judgments, and righteous, godly ones. You can learn how to “judge”, using sound standards from God’s Word, rather than your own.
Lou provides a survey of when it is and isn’t lawful for believers to make judgments. He also identifies eight different forms of rash judgments and then offers nine guidelines for replacing snap judgments with righteous judgments.
“Lou Priolo brings over two decades of counseling experience, a deep knowledge of Scripture, and a love for God’s people to his writing. You’ll find these little booklets very helpful. . . . I heartily recommend them.” — Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of Because He Loves Me and Love to Eat, Hate to Eat
About the Author
Lou Priolo is the founder and president of Competent to Counsel International and is an instructor with Birmingham Theological Seminary. He has been a full-time biblical counselor since 1985 and is a fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Lou has been married to his wife, Kim, since 1987 and has two daughters, Sophia and Gabriella. He is the author of numerous books, including Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship, Pleasing People, Keeping Your Cool, and Resolving Conflict.
Resources for Biblical Living
Judgments: Rash or Righteous is just one of the booklets by Lou Priolo in the Resources for Biblical Living Set . Others in the set are:
- Faithfulness: No More Excuses
- Self-Image: How to Overcome Inferiority Judgments
- Selfishness: From Loving Yourself to Loving Your Neighbor
- Bitterness: The Root that Pollutes
- Deception: Letting go of Lying
- Divorce: Before You Say “I Don’t”
- Fear: Breaking its Grip
- Discontentment: Why Am I So Unhappy?
- Manipulation: Knowing How to Respond