“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment” (v24). Some people thought Jesus was “a good man,” while others thought he was leading people astray (v12). His brothers weren’t sure (v3-5). Meanwhile, Jesus said that those who had “right judgment,” those who truly wanted to do the Father’s will, would recognize that Jesus was working under the Father’s authority (v12). They would rejoice that a man was healed on the Sabbath, not criticize him (v23).
“If anyone’s will is to do God’s will …” (v17). When we spend time with Jesus, we begin to want God’s will, and we begin to see the world the way He does.