Anytime we are trying to read people according to what we think or see, we sin. It’s that simple. I don’t care if you think you know psychology, in fact, if you have studied man’s psychology and try to use it to discern behavior, more than likely you are deceived. Anytime you cast judgement on someone based on what you see or observe, you are among the crowd of people holding stones ready to kill the harlot that Yeshua protected.
Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.
John 7:24 (The Scriptures 2009)
Are you so Torah observant that you miss the first command and what Messiah (The living Torah) brought to us? So many are dogmatic and yet miss the message of Scripture concerning love. They lack wisdom and cannot find the balance because they themselves do not have the love of the Father. Love always overrides and prevails. But those who do not have the Ruach do not understand this. Messiah spelled this out for us, and yet there are some who claim to be Torah observant, and yet lack the love of the Father. We cannot be truly Torah observant unless we have the love of the Father and Yeshua showed us this clearly. Yet so many miss it.
And יהושע went to the Mount of Olives. And at dawn He came again into the Set-apart Place, and all the people were coming to Him. And having sat down, He was teaching them. And the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And having set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. “And in the Torah Mosheh commanded us that such should be stoned. What then do You say?” And this they said, trying Him, so that they might accuse Him. But יהושע, bending down, wrote on the ground with the finger, as though He did not hear. But as they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” And bending down again, He wrote on the ground. And when they heard it, being reproved by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the older ones until the last. And יהושע was left alone, and the woman standing in the middle. And יהושע, straightening up and seeing no one but the woman, said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Did no one condemn you?”
John 8:1-10 (The Scriptures 2009)
To examine people and point the finger and constantly judge them is contrary to the Ruach. The Bible does not teach us to notice people’s wrongs and go tell them. Many times the people who do this are the ones who are in the wrong and are only projecting their own dilusion. The Bible tells us that this is a spirit of dilusion and we can tell the difference between someone who is born again and someone who is not by the simple fact that when they constantly are observing the wrong people are doing and casting false allegation, this is the spirit of dilusion. It is not the Ruach (Holy Spirit) and Jude tells us people who do this do not have the Ruach. They might read their Bible dilegently and even appear righteous to many. But the spirit, or fruit within them reveals whether they are born again or not.
The folly of casting false accusations is illustrated in the book of Esther. A man named Haman who was a nobleman in the court of King Ahasuerus, devised a plot to frame a Jewish man named Mordecai and have him hanged on a gallows fifty cubits high. Haman sought to ensure Mordecai’s death by means of using false accusations. Haman devised his plot because he outright hated the Jewish people, and he especially hated Mordecai because Haman was jealous of a favor Mordecai had received from the king. But Haman’s plot was found out, and the punishment for Haman’s treachery was poetic justice—he was hanged on the very gallows he had constructed for Mordecai (Esther 5:9–14; 6:4).
For they do not speak peace, But they devise words of deceit Against the peaceable ones of the land.
Psalm 35:20 (The Scriptures 2009)
To sum up, let all of you be like-minded, sympathetic, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, humble-minded, not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, in order to inherit a blessing. For “He who wishes to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit, let him turn away from evil and do good, let him seek peace and pursue it. Because the eyes of יהוה are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayers, but the face of יהוה is against those who do evil.
1Pe 3:8-12 (The Scriptures 2009)
As followers of Yeshua the Messiah, we are to bless people, not sit around examining them and seeing what we can notice about them.
Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ěl. Say to them: יהוה bless you and guard you; יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you; יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.
Num 6:23-26 (The Scriptures 2009)