Friday, 01 June 2012
We are constantly afraid of the world seeing our brokenness and our mistakes. Even though the world will judge us, their judgment does not matter. Only God has the actual ability to judge us because He is perfect. Not even His angels can judge us, even though they are always with God.
The only human that can judge us is also God; Jesus. He came here and led a sinless life and died with no sins of His own but with the sins of every one that was and is to come. Jesus is our judge; The Ultimate Judge. He does not give out parole or community service or even jail time. He gives you a home in heaven to hang out with him for eternity, or your own special room in hell with the devil for eternity. His judgment is perfect, because He is with us. He hears us. He sees us. He feels us. He helps us. He talks to us. He is all around us and always in us.
Why are we worried about what the world thinks and not about what God thinks? God does not have to think anything about your life; instead, God knows everything about your life and all that you are dealing with. Worry about His judgment and not the world's because the world’s judgment is almost never ‘final’. But God's can never be reversed.
We have no right to judge others! We are not perfect, and we make imperfect judgments. We have all found ourselves deep in sin at some time or another -- even if we put ourselves there or not, it does not matter. We were there. We can’t judge others because we have all done sin. All sin is the same in God’s eyes. And of we judge others for a sin then we are just being hypocritical.
God does not want hypocrites hanging out with Him up in heaven! For they say one thing and then do something different. That is lying. Judging others in turn makes you a liar. Judging says you are perfect in where they are wrong. But no one but God is truly perfect.
Is it ever okay to judge someone else for his or her sin? Are you ever guilty of judging others' sins before considering your own? When have you been judged by others, and how did that experience change your perspective on judging others?