The recent Phil Robertson Duck Dynasty controversy brought it up again. Bill O'Reilly quoted it on Fox News; Don Lemon quoted it on CNN. The favorite verse of the Bible referenced in the public sphere is Matthew 7:1, "Judge not, lest you be judged." The Bible's most misinterpreted, misused and misunderstood scripture verse is once again in the forefront of our public discourse.
What makes the verse so important is it teaches a crucial truth about human relationships. If this verse is used incorrectly much damage can occur and people can get unnecessarily hurt. Jesus teaches a very important and helpful principle which is there is a crucial balance between harmful judgmentalism and necessary judging.