God Is My Judge
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I know of nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 4:3-4
Paul now addressed his enemies, those Jews who had come against him. He did not judge himself; he believed there was nothing in his life to which they can point a finger. Paul knew that eventually he would be judged by the Lord. One day God would open up the books and judge. Paul had such a heart for God that he poured out love to them. He was more concerned about eternity, because once his enemies died, then they would face eternity––they would be lost forever.
We may judge each other, but, in the end, God is the one who judges us. If you are a Christian, you should never feel condemned. But if you are living a life of sin, know that what you are feeling is not condemnation, but conviction. When you are doing something wrong, in your conscience and mind, you know!
The Holy Spirit will convict you! Conviction should lead you to repentance; it will get you back on the right road! The Devil likes to condemn people; God does not do that. Condemnation makes you get sorrowful and melancholy, and you will not have God’s peace in your life. Paul the Apostle tells us: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:1).
If we are believers in Jesus Christ we have already come through the storm of judgement. It happened at the cross.
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