People mainly use this expression to justify the sin in there life and there simply lifestyle. Because right now we live in a society where nothing is right and everyone thinks that everything is right in there own eyes, and we try to warn them and tell them about sin and they tell you only God can judge me. So I want to look at a biblical perceptive on what this really means , and what does judge really mean.
To form an opinion or estimation of after careful consideration
To act or decide as a judge.
To form an opinion or evaluation
We judge every single day, we judge when we need to leave to arrive on time to a particularjudge to see what we need to wear , if its too hot for this, or if its too cold for this. We judge if something is credible . We have to judge every single day.
Sinner’s favorite two verses to use are :
“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. Matthew 7:1
But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
People never read a bible in there life , but they go to search these two scriptures to justify there lifestyle. Thats really sad because there is so much more to the bible than these two verses and justifying your sin. When we read these verses in immediately context and actually read the whole paragraph to understand what Jesus is saying. Its obvious that Jesus is not going against every kind of judging. Jesus is against hypocritical , self righteous judging. So we can not judge and looking down on others. Were judging to warn you to point you to Christ. So Jesus also tells us about righteous judgement. If you look at John 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”
Also in 1 Corinthians 2:15 it says : The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one .
We were called to judge scripturally , Our standards are God’s word, not our opinion , not our feelings , not what we think is right. Right and wrong should always be determined by God’s Word. So if someone is telling you what you are doing is wrong because scripture say it is , they are not judging you. The word of God is judging you. If scripture tells you that sex outside of marriage is wrong , the bible clearly tells us to flee sexual immortality. So im not judging you if I give you the scripture where it says that. God’s word says that . God’s word also tells us to judge ourselves , If you look at 1 Corinthians 11:31
But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged.
If you are a true Christian , if you are born again you should judge yourself. We have to look at ourself were wondering why so many things we face because we are not judging ourself . We have to examine ourselves according to the word of God, and judge ourself. When we say these things were not looking down on anyone. Were not trying to seem like were super Christians or holier than thou. Were telling you this because we know the wages of sin is death. We know that the lifestyle your living leads to eternal damnation from God. Were warning you in love , because we are ambassadors for God. God calls us to spread the Gospel and warn people about the wages of sin. and that’s what we are doing. Were not looking down on you . We don’t want you to feel all down and low. But we want you to examine yourself and see the lifestyle that you are living. Is it rebellion against God ? & God is not pleased with it. We do this so hopes that people will repent and come to Christ. I wish people please stop listening to Tupac , please stop listening to Chris Brown they have no clue what they are talking about. Read the word of God and what it says . These people are leading and stirring you the wrong way . We have to stop saying this phrase so lightly “only God can judge me” . Your right God will judge you and we should not take this lightly . One day we will all stand before God and be judged . By every single deed that we did , and the great white throne of judgement. We will stand before Christ. and be judge for his or her deeds. If you die in sin , if you die without Christ you will spend eternity in hell. You will be cast into the lake of fire. That is your judgement. God will judge you and its not a light thing. Be thankful that someone is sending you someone to warn you about your lifestyle. Before you stand before God. God is just , God is fair. Yes God loves you but he is just and fair. If you live your whole entire lifestyle living in sin and living in rebellion it wouldn’t be right for God to reward you with heaven. You didn’t even know him , you didn’t even live for Christ , you weren’t even saved. God love’s you but he will reward you according to what you have done. So we have to stop saying this stupid , silly little phrase. Because not only can judge you , God will judge you. This is something you should be terribly afraid of. If you don’t have Christ you should be afraid.
And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds Revelation 20:12
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God , who WILL RENDER TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS
“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.