Jesus is the truth who judges in truth
God judges us all through His words and through our Lord Jesus Christ. Without the reminders and discernment of His words we will always be lost. Our path is never fine without Jesus leading and guiding the way. Truth is always in Him for He is the truth and of the truth. That is why only God can judge us correctly and fairly. Why many still don’t believe Him even up until this day? Because many people continue to believe in lies – an intentional untrue information which is use to deceive many.
Romans 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
The blindness of the heart can be blamed behind it. It is the hardness of our hearts that ultimately leads us to disobedience to God’s will. Our characters and perceptions as a whole was cultivated and nurtured by our cultures, upbringing, several desires and by even more factors around us. We may not receive and accept the truth willfully, negligently, or unintentionally because of our ignorance, foolishness, adverse beliefs and/or maybe there is just no inherent care for the truth. These all contributes to the blindness of our hearts which is not alienated from the general plan of God. And people who may actually believe in lies are part of the tale as casualties or even villains in the story.
John 8: 32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Truth will set you free from the pain of lies. Since most lies comes with deception and evil motives. It transpires unpleasant and hateful results at the end of the road. But we will still need to endure and be diligent about the truth. Considering that the truth does not change, you just have to live with it or accept it all the way. In some instances, you just have to suffer and withstand its consequences and pain.
Jesus is of the truth but it does not mean everyone will believe Him and everyone will be pleased upon hearing Him (John 8:45). Many were offended and hurt with our Lord Jesus Christ telling the truth to everyone. They even called Him devil and threw stones at Him. Telling biblical truths and facts will never make everybody love you but it is quite the opposite. But we are obligated to spread the truth of the gospel no matter what is the outcome. Criticism should be the least of our worries. With our ever changing world, we also need to evolve to be able to share the gospel efficiently and righteously. that is a considerable task.Thus, we have to speak and preach boldly but carefully using His words.
Titus 2:8 – And sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.
Only God can judge us. The Holy Scripture is the judge in truth
Stating and declaring biblical facts and believing on them is clearly not judging others. It is the word of God who judges them and it is of the truth. However, if you shared the words of God maliciously with hurtful desires or without sympathy then it is indistinguishable as condemnation and a personal accusation. Only God can judge us and He does that effectively through His words.
2 Timothy 4:2 – Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
How do we use His words to judge?
The words found in the scriptures can be used as instruments for judging others. His words are powerful and comes with potent authority that can be wielded to subdue anything in this world. It is exceptionally adequate in purpose. It can encourage and discourage. It can rebuke, offend and please anyone. It can teach us righteously and can destroy lives as well. And, all can be done without fail. The Holy Bible is one of the greatest gifts of God to mankind but take heed because even His words are not immune to man’s corruption and perversion. It can be violated as any other tool or weapon.
The scripture is a quick, compellingly powerful and a sharp two edged sword that can be abused and be used in very bad ways. Putting us even farther away from God, quite the contrary to its very essence and purpose. His words are meant for us to know Him more and be closer to Him but it can also be utilized by the enemy to bring us down and turn to each other.
Galatians 4:16 – Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Ephesians 4:15 – But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
Judge in truth, everything will end up in our heart and soul.
Why did you do it? No one exactly knows how and why we do things but our own selves. It is only “us” who can answer our own questions. Did I perverse the words of God? Did I spread His words with hidden agenda and malice? We may have said things soundly but God Judges differently. Speak the truth in love then I assure you there will be no mistake in doing that. But I can not assure you that all men will indeed love you. If that happens, count it all as a persecution in faith for which you are entitled to a greater reward.
Speak the truth in love. Let God and His words do the judging. That is the way to go.