When Jesus said judge not lest ye be judged I had a sense that he was referring to the judiciary or something like it. That is one could make judgments about people back in the day and act on one’s judgment that could be wrong with lynch mobs or stonings, and do harm to innocent people. The Lord was then trying to save people rather than someone sitting in judgment over them. Jesus said in John 12:48 “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.” That is, on Judgment day when the living and the dead are brought before God. It is about eternal life, and who goes with the Lord when this mortal experience is at an end. That is an amazing statement.
Remember that the Lord’s prophecies applied at several levels simultaneously, the least of which was not that he would have saved those living in Jerusalem that would reject him, and that not a stone would be left standing in the city, and in 70 A.D. Jerusalem was totally destroyed by the Romans with a million Jews killed, Keep in mind the Lord’s mission. He said in the book of Luke “35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
(ref Matthew 7:1-6; Romans 14:1-12)
37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.