In this chapter, I will write mainly about judgment and all of the areas of judgment I believe to be vital to the church or Bride of Christ. Here is an outline of biblical judgment. In addition, I will write a brief statement about each judgment with reference of how it pertains to life in living for God and by God’s Word. In defining the judgment of God and Christ, we have to take into consideration that Christ will examine all works and deeds pertaining to the life we live here on earth.
1 The grounds for judgment Romans2:6-7; Ecclesiastes 12:14
In the grounds for judgments in that last days and the last judgment will be according to them by patiently continuing to seek God’s word for eternal life. In addition, God will bring the exposure of every secret thing whether good or evil. In our personal life in the grounds for judgment, the main confusion is with this question: Do we have grounds for making a judgment? The subject for grounds for judgment from the Christian perspective should be the process of working out our own salvation. Therefore, this takes judgment on the terminology of God’s laws, covenants, and commandments in our relationship with God’s redemptive plan.
2 The judgment after death = future judgment
Psalms 96:13; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Daniel 12:2; Acts 17:31; 2 Timothy 4:1; Hebrews 9:27; 1 Corinthians 3: 11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10 The future judgment is an appointed time for men to die and after death comes the judgment.
3 The judgment of Christ Luke 14:26 the judgment of the Lord Psalms 19:9; Isaiah 24:1
The scope of the judgment of Christ is how Christ will deal with the earth and its evilness, and the promises He will give to them who continue to walk in the way of God the Father.
4 The judgment of nations Matthew 25:31-46; Joel 2:30- 32, 3:1-2, 12-16; Isaiah 10:5-7; Amos 1:3
The prophecy of the judgment started back with the house of Israel and the judgment God would bring upon them and all nations.
5 Who will survive the judgment John 3:15, 18, 5:24, 11:25, 12:46, 20:31; Acts 8:37; Romans 9:33; 1 John 5:1
Who will survive the judgment in the scriptures in Christ teachings are the ones who hold fast to the conditions of salvation? It has been stated by many that Christians are not exempt from the judgment of God, but they have the assurance they will survive the judgment. I will say this that those who bear the fruit of the Spirit and the cross will by doing the law of Christ to bear one another burdens. Furthermore, those individuals who pass the test of obedience and love for Christ and God the Father will survive the judgment.
6 The Great White Throne Judgment Matthew 25:31 John 5:22; Acts 17:31; 2 Timothy 4:1; 2 Peter 3:10-12; Revelation 20:11-15
These texts of scriptures deal with whom God has appointed judge at the great white throne judgment, which is Christ our Lord.
7 The book of judgment 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 12:36; Revelation 20:12-13, 21:27; Daniel 7:10
The day that the books are opened will be a day of accountability for all humanity. The books that are opened are the book of deeds and the book of life. The book of deeds could also be interpreted as the book of human works by which they will be judged.
8 To execute judgment Isaiah 16:3; Jeremiah 7:5, 21:12, 22:3, 23:5, 33:15; John 5:27; Jude 1:15; Psalms 149:9 Jude 1:15; Romans 13:4; Revelation 17:16-17
These verses of scriptures tell us who has been given authority to execute judgment when the books are opened. In the Old Testament, there are 29 verses of scriptures that state God will execute judgments and judgment.
9 Final judgment occurs 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:1-10; Matthew 25:21, 30, 34, 41; John 12:48; 1 John 2:28, 4:17
When judgment occurs in Revelation 20:4 when John saw them that sat upon the thrones and judgment was given unto them.
10 The necessity of judgment John 7:24; 1 John 4:1; James 4:11, Romans 2:1; Jude 1:4
The necessity of judgment is in defense of our faith and the judgment of faith should continue to be defended.
11 Uncharitable judgment James 4:12; 1 Corinthians 4:5; John 7:24
Uncharitable judgment does not refer to God or Christ, and does not put and uncharitable spirit in the heart of humanity but put His Spirit in the heart of believers.
12 Unrighteous judgment 1 Corinthians 4; Proverbs 29:2; John 7:24; Romans 13:1
In 1 Corinthians 4:5-7 Paul write the unrighteous man and walking in darkness and the works of darkness, which is the work of unrighteousness. Indeed, it can be said from the time
of the fall of man there has been an abundance of unrighteous judgment made by humanity. Therefore, we the leaders of the church need to set the stage of righteous judgment as the
foundation and characteristics needed in the church of the last days. When we make judgments that is outside of the authority of God it becomes an unrighteous judgment. (Romans 13:1)
13 Unlawful judgment Matthew 7:1-6; 1 Corinthians 10:15, 11:13; Acts 16:15; John 18:31, 7:51; Romans14:3; Genesis 38:24-26; 2 Samuel 12:1-7; Job 22:1-10, 32:3, 42:7- 10; Ezekiel 16:52; John 8:1-7, 9-11; Acts 28:1-5; Romans 2:1- 3, 17-24
Unlawful judgment with humanity started back in the book of Genesis and unlawful judgment is forbidden. What I mean by this is when we judge someone and do the same thing it is
an unlawful judgment on our part.
14 On unbiased judgment Matthew 7:1-2; John 7:24; Proverbs 31:9; Zechariah 8:16-17; John 5:30; 1 Samuel 3:11- 14; 1 Corinthians 5:1-3, 11-13, 6:1-10; Revelation 2:14-16, 20-23
According to the prophet, Zechariah unbiased judgment is a judgment of truth and is a requirement to where justice is enjoined with humanity and God.
15 The line of judgment 2 Kings 21:13; Isaiah 28:17, 34:11; Amos 7:8
According to the prophet Isaiah, what God told him to write that God has made a plumb line of judgment that is to be a standard for His people? This plum line is meant to be a standard of measuring judgment. In addition, this plum line will be a standard by which we will be tested to see if we are measuring up in the line of judgment. How do we draw a line of judgment? The scriptures are the only means that I know of to draw a line of judgment. The line of judgment is a line of righteousness in God’s judgment. Not only Christianity, but also the rest of the world are faced with the line of God’s judgment.
16 Instrument of Judgments Deuteronomy 28:50; Judge 3:12; 1 Kings 11:14
Other nations were used by God as an instrument of judgment because the house of Israel was disobedient to God’s laws.
17 Universal judgment 1 Thessalonians 5:3; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; 2 Timothy 3:5; 2 Peter 3:2-7, 9-10; Romans 2:15 Peter writes about the voice of the prophets crying out about the universal judgment to come in the last days and ignorance of the word of God.
18 Judgment is forbidden Matthew 7:1-2; Romans 2:1, 14:4, 13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; James 4:12
The judgment that is forbidden is that of speaking evil of another person. However, there is another judgment that James wrote about and that is not to make big plans for the future for
our life is like a vapor that appears and that vanisheth away.
19 Judgment according to privilege Matthew 11:22; Mark 6:11; Luke 12:48; John 3:19, 9:41, 15:22; Romans 2:12
Judgment according to privilege is the blessing for obedience in hearing and doing the will of God in His Holy Word.
20 Judgment according to works Psalms 62:12; Proverbs 24:12; Jeremiah 17:10, 32:19; Ezekiel 18:30; Matthew 16:27; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Peter 1:17; Revelation 20:12, 22:12
Jeremiah’s prophecy was that God gave to every man according to his ways. In other words, judgment of God is coming to every man according to his judgment of right and wrong.
21 Judgment seat Mark 10:28-40; Romans 2:2-11, 14:7- 13; Colossians 2:13-14, 3:23-25; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5, 9:24- 27, 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Hebrews 12:25-28; John 16:20-22
When Christ sets in the judgment seat and judges all it will be according to our neglect of God and Christ’s words for our salvation.
22 Moral judgment = man’s judgment or conscience Genesis 26-27; Leviticus 19:17-34; Psalms 119:105; Matthew 22:37-40; John 7:40-52; Romans 2:15-16
These are just a few verses of scriptures which give you reference to man’s conscience and integrity of moral judgment. In addition, moral judgments are of moral good, evil, right and wrong. Yet all of humanity experiences these values in their judgments.
23 Self-judgment Leviticus 23:23-32
Throughout the whole Bible, you will find this judgment to be so vast it covers the complete Bible. Here are just a few ways to define self-judgment (1) self-condemnation (2) self-confidence (3) self-control (4) self-denial (5) self-indulgence (6) self-justification (7) self-righteousness.
24 God’s judgment Deuteronomy 28:51; Exodus 6:6, 12:12; Psalms 9:16, 36:6; Ezekiel 25:11, 30:14, 38:22, 39:21; Malachi 3:5
For Christianity and humanity, we need to understand God’s judgment and judgments. First, we need to understand through the Divine Revelation of God’s judgment. Two, we need the knowledge of God’s judgment through the laws, covenants, commandments, vows, oaths, and promises of God. Paul writes that in-fact the more knowledge we have the more complete our personal judgments are in the knowledge of the Lord.
25 Judgment according to opportunity 1 Chronicles 16:33; Job 14:17, 21:30, 31:13-15; Psalms 9:7
This judgment of opportunity can be a judgment of wisdom or of folly. For example, if you have the opportunity to tell someone about Christ and you say to yourself this individual
will think that it to be foolishness. Then the judgment according to opportunity can be gone and that individual will be lost.
26 Judgment of the flesh or works of the flesh Galatians 5:17-21, 6:8; 1 John 2:16
Now the judgment of the flesh is what works against the fruit of the Spirit. This also is known as the spiritual warfare in our spiritual life, which also leads to church strife.
27 Judgments of the fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11; James 3:17
The fruit of the Spirit in the scriptures deal with behavior, sincerity of righteousness in our mind to fulfill the law of love and a good attitude toward others.
28 Righteous judgment Matthew 7:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:5; Romans 2:1-3:20; Daniel 7:10; Revelation 20:12 Jesus states in Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that ye be not judged” has often been misunderstood or misinterpreted by many individuals to draw the right conclusion right or wrong. What I am saying is there are righteous judgments and there are slanderous judgments. In addition, I believe that Jesus here in Matthew 7:1 was setting a standard of how we are
to judge and how to make the right judgments. For example, judgments concerning good and evil, right and wrong, spiritual and what is spiritual, and finally the saved and the lost. All too
frequently, this message of Christ teaching has been declared within the church with the wrong conclusion. For example, say if I was to condone abortion instead of giving birth to a human life, on the Day of Judgment will not Christ judge me for that act.
29 Judgment of mercy Matthew 9:13, 12:7; Luke 1:50; 2 Corinthians 4:1
Jesus makes a command for us to “go and learn what mercy means and not sacrifice” Matthew 9:13. I believe that Jesus is saying learn the meaning of the judgment of mercy.
30 Judgment as progress Hebrews 6:1-3; 1 Timothy 4:15
Paul writes to the Hebrew people regarding the judgment of their spiritual progress in Hebrews 6:1-3. Progress in judgment is not to keep making the same judgment over and over, to where it enters fears with the last judgment.
31 Judgment of people or of man Isaiah 43:12; Revelation 3:14
Judgment of people is to be the witness of God’s righteousness, love, mercy, and Holy Word. Most people and Christians address this subject from the gospel of Matthew 7:1. If God and Christ tell us not to judge, I believe that God also gave us scriptures with the knowledge of how to judge righteously. In other scriptures, God requires judgment by people and Christians. (Matthew 24:4; Luke 21:8; 2 Thessalonians 2:3; Ephesians 5:6; Colossians 2:8) 32 Judgment begins with the house of Israel Ezekiel 20:37- 49; 1 Peter 4:17 The prophet Isaiah in Ezekiel 20 the Lord God is stating the judgments He will bring upon the house of Israel for chastisement for their transgression against God.
33 Judgment distorted Amos 2: 6-8 God is saying that distorted judgment is a dishonest judgment.
34 Judgment eternal is a judgment that deals with our faith, kingdom of heaven, death, eternal fire, God, life, punishment just to name a few. Read the Bible.
35 Judgment impartial Deuteronomy 10:17; 2 Chronicles 19:7; 1 Peter 1:17; Romans 2:9; Colossians 3:25
Impartial judgment deals with how to deal with people in the same manner as God, that we love everyone the same.
36 Judgment of faith is our faith in God and Christ and how we our united in faith. There are scriptures stating our blessing, justification, great faith, and finally victorious faith.
37 Judgment a period of Christ Romans 11:26 Paul writes to the Romans regarding Israel that out of Zion would come a deliverer for this is the covenant unto them.
38 Judgment timing of Hebrews 10:25-28
Paul here in Hebrews is relating to the timing of the great day approaching and the fiery judgment.
39 Fear of judgment 1 John 4:17-18
John is speaking about not having fear but a Holy boldness in a spiritual maturity to face the Day of Judgment.
40 Judgment of fallen angels Isaiah 24:21-21; 1 Corinthians 6:3; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6
God has reserved judgment upon these angels after He cast them into hell.
41 Judgment upon heathen Joel 3:12-14
When this judgment comes will be the time of the harvest when it is ripe.
42 Judgment of law and grace James 2:8-12; Revelation 11:18-19
James tells of the royal law that we are to love are neighbor and the law of transgression.
43 Judgment of the inhabitants of the earth Isaiah 26:9
In this prophecy of Isaiah, he tells of how God will bring judgment upon the inhabitants of the earth so that they will know that he is God.
44 The standard of judgment is found in the laws of God.
45 The plagues of judgment Revelation 16 You will find in Revelation 16 seven last plagues, which to my understanding is the judgment of God’s wrath upon those who will not repent of their sins.
46 Future judgment Daniel 12:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13- 18; Revelation 20:11-15
The future judgment comes with the Second Coming and the last judgment.
47 The judgment of Satan Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:2-7
The final judgment of Satan is where Christ sends Him to the lake of fi re that is prepared for him and his fallen angels.
48 Judgment of responsibility Matthew 25:14-15; Luke 19:13; 1 Peter 4:10
The judgment that Jesus speaks here to the scribes, Pharisee and hypocrites and how they take advantage of the poor and the widows by their evil influence.
49 Judgment by stewardship Deuteronomy 24:16 Job 19:4; Jeremiah 31:30
The prophet Jeremiah brings out the fact that stewardship is a personal responsibility of one’s own sin.
It will sound like a broken record about judgment before I finish this book. However, I believe that the church people need to hear about judgment a subject that is neglected by church leaders. I have asked the question who has the right to judge. I get the same response no one has the right to judge. Then I asked them this question do you judge your day and how do you judge your day? Then you get that look to this effect what is he talking about. My response to them is when you woke up this morning did you not start to think about what you were going to wear to work. In addition, did you not start to make plans of how you were going to work out your day around work and your family? Again, my response is that they had to judge the day and therefore, they were judging. Here are several reasons for you to consider about judging and judgment. First in the judging, of false teachers, false teaching and the way they are teaching is it according to the scriptures. Secondly, misunderstood judgments and the misused scriptures, about judgment of who is to judge, what is to be judge, and how the judgments are interpreted according to the scriptures. Thirdly, the judgment of limitation that influences an individual and causes them to have a stumbling block which is the mark of human limitation in judgments. Finally, judgment means to condemn, sentence, and to punish therefore, guard against the wrong judgment and the wrong attitude for Christian living.
In the grounds for judgment let, us look at what Paul wrote in Romans 2:5-6 Paul is writing to the church at Rome about judgment and the grounds for judgment. In addition, Paul is writing about the certainty of God and Christ’s Divine judgment and that we shall not escape the judgment of God. However, the grounds for judgment and understanding start in the Wisdom of Solomon Pr. 28:5. Solomon in Pr. 29:26 tells that many seek the rulers favor however; every individual’s judgment comes from the Lord.
The prophet Isaiah is prophesying to the house of Israel and the house of Judah in their distress in Isaiah 8:20 about their testimony and the standard of words they speak if it is not according to this word then there is no light. In our testimony of faith, Jesus states two ways of judging of how we will enter into the kingdom of heaven. There is the right way of judging and there is the evil way of judging. The right way is the honest way of judging and the evil way is the hypocritical way of judging. One of the main reasons Jesus said to beware of the prophets, which come in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Mt 7:15)
Paul writes to the Church at Rome about fellow laborers and warns them to mark the cause of divisions and offences contrary to the teaching of false doctrine or the Word of God. (Rom 16:17) To the church at Corinth Paul writes about being unequally yoked in the fellowship of non-believers and unrighteousness and tells them that they are the temple of the living God. (2 Cor 6:14-18) In Paul’s letter to Timothy and Paul, giving Timothy what marks the signs of the last days. (2 Timothy 3:1-7) The point is with false teachers, prophets, will in time direct your hearts into evil association in your behavior towards God and others. The apostle John writes this, that we are not to believe every spirit but to try the spirit to see if it is of the Spirit of God. (1 Jn 4:1)
What are some of the other matters to be judged in the scriptures? Before I go any further, I need to remind you that the scope of judgment is vast and wide and can be misused if we are not honest about our own personal judgment for life in the Lord. This is why I say that I do not have all the answers there is an honest judgment and then there is a hypocritical judgment. If we look at the meaning to judge means judgment that means to decide or determine or to think and try to think to judge also means to condemn, to sentence and finally to punish. All of the above describes the teachings of Christ and the Old Testament laws of God regarding the word judgment. This brings me to the next question does God and Christ have grounds for moral judgment? The answer is yes, they do. God gave the commandments and laws because of the moral corruption going on in the world. The scriptures are the basis for the proper settlement of any conflict of moral judgment. The scriptures forces, us to determine what is right in ones concerns for moral judgments. Certainly, this is true regarding the teaching of Christ. I would ask you this question is it that I am trying to get your approval of judgment or God’s.
While I was studying in the different Jewish translation of the Bible that launched my thoughts on spiritual blindness of judgment, we have on describing its action in the Word of God in our lives. Although the Bible does not use the term the balance of God’s judgments the concept of what is spiritual and the spiritual unity can be found in the Old and New Testaments. The balance of God’s judgment marks the laws, covenants, oaths, bows, and commandments of the revelation of God to humanity and the church. In addition, I would say that it describes the gospel for acknowledging the purpose of following Christ.
Paul in Galatians 5 writes much about our judgments of the work of the flesh and the judgments of the fruit of the Spirit. The significance of these scriptures is in the judgments we make in walking in the Spirit or walking in the world. Now Paul does not use the term judgment he uses the work of the flesh and bearing the fruit of the Spirit. I will be using the term of judgment in the following scriptures Galatians 5:17-21. The judgments of the work of the flesh are the judgments of this world and the work of evil. The judgments of the fruit of the Spirit are the judgments of the fruit we should bear.
The judgments of the flesh
And such like
The judgments of the fruit of the Spirit
Against such there is no law
It is to be noted that over half of the work of the flesh or the judgment of the flesh should be the categorized as the BIG US or the BIG I for our sins. These judgments are a personal
responsibility. It requires a personal judgment of every man, woman, and child to learn. In addition, the judgment of the flesh wars against the judgment of the Spirit. In both judgments they are a system within themselves. If we walk in one judgment, I would feel safe in saying that we avoid the other. To walk in the judgment of the Spirit means to organize one’s life in the governing principles of the word of God. I would feel safe in saying that the walk in the flesh is the moods and the appetites of the individual.
In the judgments of the fruit of the Spirit we should say something to this effect in the judgment I am a believer. Secondly, in my judgment I will walk in obedience to the Lord God. Thirdly, in my character I will strive to make righteous judgments as a Christian so my spirit will bear much fruit. Finally, I will in my conflicts of judgments I will act like a soldier in the army of God. At all times in all ways will my judgments be of purity instead of profanity.
What is walking in judgment?
In walking in judgment or God’s judgment if I could pick one most important key for our Christian living it would be for us to get into reading God’s Word. The great truth about today’s church it is designs and focuses on every human being. The sermons are designed so that they offend no one and God’s wrath is not mentioned. Furthermore, you do not hear any word about sin or repentance and if any, it is very little. These ministers and leaders of God’s called are guilty of sugarcoating and feel good message sound doctrine of God’s Word or say little or nothing about God’s judgment and the events that will happen in the last days. Therefore, the order of worship is designed to entertain the people rather than feed the flock on the sound doctrine of God’s Word. Paul writes to Timothy about this kind of teaching and message for the last days. (2 Timothy 4:3) Then you hear people ask why is the church dying? Jesus gave Peter a command to feed His sheep and lambs. (John 21:15-21) What Jesus stated to Peter shows a primary responsibility of Peter for feeding the sheep. That responsibility has been handed down to every pastor to do for the flock of Christ Jesus. Another way of saying it is every pastor from the time of Peter becomes the caretaker of the flock to make sure the flock has the spiritual food that is needed to feed the soul. If this was not a primary responsibility given to Peter then why did Jesus ask Peter three times? Another important principle is stated in these verses in John 21 when Jesus ask Peter three times “do you love me” Jesus is saying to Peter to also take the responsibility to love His sheep and lambs and others as well.
If we say we love God and His Son we must therefore understand, the responsibility required to love God and His judgments. Let us examine why Jesus asked Peter three times “do you love me” and what can we learn from this question. Consider this when God calls each of us and we accept that call we are given the mind of the Spirit of Christ that came down from God on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2) The love of Christ is to be in every pastor to help others to conquer sin and to overcome selfishness, to mold each individual to the character of Christian living. God and His Son still provides the message not by the prophets and not by apostles today but by pastors and individuals speaking the word that God has implanted in their mind by the Holy Spirit.
The responsibility of a good pastor is to help sheep and lambs with their lives. Jesus knows His sheep and calls them by name. The second thing, pastors should be doing is leading them into green pastures meaning provide them with the spiritual food. (Psalm 23) The third thing is to protect them by training them about the spiritual evil and the spiritual warfare of the evil hand of Satan. Finally, to cause the sheep and lambs to meditate upon the Lord who provides healing for their wounds? Every pastor’s, primary responsibility is to teach, “that we walk by faith and not by sight.” (2 Corinthians 5:7) There is no denying that the Bible teaches that we are to walk by faith. In addition, Paul wrote, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1) Self-judgment or moral judgment!
It is of the utmost importance in the study of judgment for every person to set his or her mind on major and minor doctrine of the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Bible is the textbook of the balance of God’s judgment and the Holy Spirit is the instructor of the scriptures. Is moral judgment a major or minor doctrine and a doctrine that refers to the spiritual warfare in the New Testament? We could category moral judgment in seven major issues of the complete Bible (1) the moral judgment of God (2) the judgment of God (3) the moral judgment of man (4) the judgment of Christ (5) Christ judgment for redemption (6) the moral judgment of the church (7) the moral judgment for the future.
We may have a vague understanding of moral judgment, which makes it easier to resist or explain its meaning to others and ourselves. In fact, the Bible connects spiritual living with moral living, Paul writes to Timothy this fact of doctrine “our Lord Jesus Christ, and the doctrine which is according to godliness.” (1Timothy 6:3) KJV Godliness to my personal feelings is a moral judgment of how we act and should be a major judgment in our lives. In addition, moral judgment can have a major or minor impact on our thinking and the significant role it plays in our Christian life. Yes, there will be people who will ask what is the difference between major and minor judgments in our thinking, what is the significant impact on our spiritual thinking. The major thinking in the moral judgment of God’s word is what has the significant impact on our spiritual thinking. The minor is the worldly thinking and the impact of another day another dollar.
The basic reason for us to study the Bible is that we learn to obey the commands of God and Christ, how they teach us what to observe in life. Teaching is more than words Jesus spoke while He walked among us for example Paul after his conversion wrote the commands of our Lord in letters to the church then and today. The self-judgment of doctrine will hold controversies for many because you cannot find self-judgment stated in the Bible. However, self-judgment when applying it to life and life in Christ and God the Father in this context of the scriptures and everything else that the scriptures has to say and teach about making decisions on pleasing God is self-judgment. Self-judgment is a simply way of life and passages of the scriptures are God way of guiding us in the task of life in Him and the world. Furthermore, self-judgment is a spiritual activity in which the Holy Spirit gives understanding.
Since the Holy Spirit gives the ability to understand the word of God and the proper things to do in self-judgment. Take into consideration this fact about self-judgment how ugly would it be if everyone were to use his or her self-judgment just to win an argument or just to put another person down or make another believer feel insignificant. We should see the warnings or the errors of our way that been done in the past. However, it is not correct for us to say that we cannot understand self-judgment or moral judgment at all for we certainly know what the Bible teaches. Moreover, we know some things about the way in which a person relates to others about judgment. Where the problem lies is how do, we fi t all of the biblical teachings about faith, judgment, love, and the promises of God. In fact, part of our spiritually growing in these different judgments helps us to guard against misunderstanding with the scriptures and God.
One of the questions raised while I was pastoring whether the Christians would be judged according to works. The New Testament frequently teaches that Christians will be judged by Christ along with all of humanity and that our eternal life and our rewards will be judged according to works. (Romans 2:6- 8) Many other texts in the Bible renders “according to works” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:6,21; Ephesians 5:5; James 2:14-26; Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 10:25-28. When Christ carries out the sentence, our acquittal will not be because we are not guilty. It will be because Christ bore our sins on the cross. Therefore, we our acquitted by Christ, and Christ welcomes us into the kingdom of heaven, by our deeds and works and how they have shined in this world through our obedience unto God and His Grace.
Consider this statement about the misinterpretation about the word judgment it is always interpreted in the negative meaning that we will be punished. However, judgment can also mean acquitted by how Christ brings judgment. Judgment and responsibility will be made clear in the Day of Judgment from the book of deeds and works. To be honest about the balance of God’s judgment in Christian living is relating to one another the true meaning and a complete meaning of God’s judgment. Therefore, making others acquainted with God’s judgment is opening the doors of their mind for godly living and worldly living in the power of God’s word for life in this world and the life to come. If we are to do so we will have to open up the scriptures in reference to judgment of God’s word concerning His judgments and man’s judgments and the judgments of Christ regarding our walk-in faith. A more compelling fact we are participating in God’s creation, and His judgment. While living in this world we are to be preparing to meet God face to face in His kingdom. Each and every day the Christian instinct should be about being honest about the balance of God’s judgment. God’s word of judgments is given by His laws, covenants, commands, and commandments for the purpose of transforming our lives in order for Christ to say, “welcome thou good and faithful servant enter into the joys of the Lord.” (Matthew 25:21) KJV
Our human judgment in behavior can tragically be evil if we are not in the right judgment. God is always on our side when we walk in the boundaries of His Holy Word. We are to walk and talk about God and tell ourselves to be honest and aware of the balance of God’s judgment. Why I make this statement is for this reason when God said, “let us make man in our image.” (Genesis 1:26) KJV To my personal understanding what took place in God stating this here in Genesis God is relating this fact about His judgment of how He wanted to create man in their image. To be honest about God’s judgment is for us to execute judgment in this contrast of what is love for one another and what is love of God.
In my dad’s advice, the he gave me about discourse with others I see Paul speaking about the subject that we all will be subjected to the judgments of others. What I mean is that Paul is laying the foundation for teaching the balance of God’s judgment in spiritual, moral, and ethical truth in requirements of God’s judgment. Judgments by others sometimes there are true judgments and sometimes they are not. However, I will make this point that rarely do people when they make a judgment on others know all of the facts and therefore their judgment should be put on the bottom of the pile. Dad also said that we all are prone to make judgments good or bad. In addition, each and every one of us comes to a conclusion, based on what we hear from others. Nevertheless, sometimes our judgment is just flat out wrong, and we do damage to others when we make the wrong judgment. On the other hand, there are times when our judgments of others are most valuable to family and friends. If we are completely honest with our self, self-judgment is far better than the judgment of others.
The teaching, which came out of the parables, which is a good example of self-judgment, is the prodigal son. (Luke 15:11-32) Verse 17 states, “and when he came to himself, he said” means he came to a time of self-judgment upon himself of how he had wasted all that he had. Also, in his self-judgment was the first step to repentance. (Luke 15:18) When we act upon our self-judgment is when we make great decisions.
Furthermore, self-judgment brings about self-condemnation and shows our feeling of unworthiness. In this parable, we see in the elder brother the act of unrighteous judgment about his brother. (Luke 15:25-30) In addition, you could use the term an unbrotherly attitude by proclaiming that his father had done him a great injustice. In fact, Jesus gives all of the reasons and events of the prodigal son’s behavior, attitudes, and motives for causing his fall. Even our own judgments fall short either by the lack of self-judgment, self-understanding or our unwillingness to admit the truth about making a wrong judgment. As it is stated by John in 1 John 1:8 “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (KJV) Why did Paul and John value the divine judgment of God so much? I would say that Paul and John knew that God was aware of all their circumstances. Why should Christians be happy? It is for this fact that on the Day of Judgment all wrongs will be made right. In addition, all things that are misunderstood will be made known and all unjustly things that have been stated about us will be made right by the judgment of Christ. Balance of God’s Judgment Chapter Three