“To judge” ‑ krino ‑ to separate, to choose, pronounce judgment, in this context it means to assume the office of the judge. In this passage, Jesus condemns a critical spirit, which judges others from a man-made, misguided standard.
"Prayer - secret, fervent, believing prayer - lies at the root of all personal godliness." William Carey
The primary New Testament word for worry (merimnao) means “to be anxious, to be distracted, to have a divided mind.” In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us to live with confidence in God’s providence and provision.
"Prayer is a mystery. We don't know how it works, but we know that it does." Spiros Zodhiates
Jesus challenged His disciples to live with a singular passion and purpose in life. When you reorganize your life around eternal priorities, you’ll find yourself growing in contentment as you live according to God’s design and purpose.
Jesus taught that truly righteous people have an internal purity of the heart that is manifest in external behavior.
"You have heard it said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:43-44
The Christian response to those that mistreat you.