VIDEO: #ComeFollowMe | Come, Follow Me — Study and Teaching Helps Lesson 38, September 21-27 3 Nephi 12-16 — “I Am the Law, and the Light” Judging and Our Treatment of Others
1 aAnd now it came to pass that when Jesus had spoken these words he turned again to the multitude, and did open his mouth unto them again, saying: Verily, verily, I say unto you, Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 aFor with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother: Let me pull the mote out of thine eye—and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
12 Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, ado ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets.
Sweetheart. Did her mother never teach her to clean properly? Well, when you look at that, she’s finally learned how to clean her laundry. I wonder how she did it. Well, dear, I have the answer for you. You’ll be interested to know that I got up early this morning and washed our windows.
Are we looking through a window which needs cleaning? Are we making judgments? We don’t have all the facts, said the Savior. Why behold the star, the moat that is in my brother’s eye.
But consider us not the beam that is a I know an eye or to paraphrase, why be is that what you think is dirty laundry at your neighbor’s house? But consider it’s not the soiled window in your own house.
There’s really no way we can know the heart, the intentions or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something. We find reasons to criticize. Thus the commandment judge not.
3 Nephi 12: Jesus calls and commissions the twelve disciples—He delivers to the Nephites a discourse similar to the Sermon on the Mount—He speaks the Beatitudes—His teachings transcend and take precedence over the law of Moses—Men are commanded to be perfect even as He and His Father are perfect—Compare Matthew 5. About A.D. 34.
3 Nephi 13: Jesus teaches the Nephites the Lord’s Prayer—They are to lay up treasures in heaven—The twelve disciples in their ministry are commanded to take no thought for temporal things—Compare Matthew 6. About A.D. 34.
3 Nephi 15: Jesus announces that the law of Moses is fulfilled in Him—The Nephites are the other sheep of whom He spoke in Jerusalem—Because of iniquity, the Lord’s people in Jerusalem do not know of the scattered sheep of Israel. About A.D. 34.
3 Nephi 16: Jesus will visit others of the lost sheep of Israel—In the latter days the gospel will go to the Gentiles and then to the house of Israel—The Lord’s people will see eye to eye when He brings again Zion. About A.D. 34.