May 17, 2019
BIBLE READING: ROMANS 2
1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
In case you do not know what this word means, it simply means something for which there is no excuse. it means that there is no excuse to do the following. In the context of this verse, it means that there is no excuse to judge others, especially when you are doing the same thing. This happens so often. For some reason, we love to set ourselves up as judges, and we love to critique, criticize, and condemn others for things that we do not think they should be doing. May I just say that in some cases, we are correct. In some cases they should not be doing those things. In some cases, they are going against the Word of God. That is not the point that we are arguing. The point that we are arguing is that it is wrong for us to set ourselves up as a judge, when God has not set us up to be so. Common sense will tell you that some things are wrong, but we are in no place to condemn others. You see, if we all got what we deserved, we would be condemned to hell. But God showed mercy on us instead of condemnation. How could we dare not show mercy to others?
“THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD IS ACCORDING TO TRUTH”
This is what makes God’s judgment different than ours. We have our own opinions, our self-righteous way of looking at things, and we do not know all the ins and outs of the problem. But God is truth, and that’s the way He judges.
“THINKEST …..THAT THOU SHALT ESCAPE THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD”
You and I need to worry less about condemning others, and we need to remember every day that God is watching us, and that He knows our hearts. Let’s remind ourselves that we are responsible for our self. I encourage you today, maybe be less critical and condemning of others. Maybe take just a little of that criticism and direct it towards yourself. We might just find that we are not any better than the ones we were criticizing. We might just find that we have some faults of our own that we need to deal with.