We Have A Lot of Nerve!

Bill Brinkworth

After detailing Roman’s 1 seven-fold slippery slope of sin’s ruin too many succumb to, Romans 2 gives a stern warning to many.  The admonition is applicable to most of us.  The caution is not to judge others of their sins, as we are guilty of many of the same sins.
“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.”
Romans  2:1

Most of the time when people judge others:

Again, we have no business judging anyone.  We are warned that how we judge others will determine the severity by which we are judged:
“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Mat. 7:2   Also: Mark 4:24.

We will all face a judgment from the One that knows all truth (Rom., 2:11), and will judge all fairly. Ultimately God will judge every one of us.

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Gal. 6:8  Also: Col. 3:25.

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” II Cor.  5:10  The “we” is referring to Christians.  It is Christians that will face the Judgement Seat of Christ.  See also: Rom. 14:10.

The believer will be judged for his works for the Lord, and get or lose rewards.
Now if any man build upon this foundation [Christ] gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. 14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”  I Cor. 3:12-15  Also: Eph. 6:8.

Who will render to every man according to his deeds:” Rom. 2:6
“And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.13 … judged every man according to their works. 14 … This is the second death.15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev 20:12-14.

Unfortunately, judging others is a part of most of our everyday activities.  We judge what we think a person really meant when they talked to us.  We judge why we think a person did something.  An innocent action done by a person may inaccurately be assumed to be done for a wrong motive. We sit on our throne of self-righteousness, and judge all around us!

All of us are imperfect.  Not one of us wants to be judged for any of the things we have done.  We all want to be forgiven for our mistakes and wrong-doings; yet, we are so critical of others.  We have a lot of nerve!  God has spared us a lot of our just desserts.  Why can we not do the same for others?

“Don't judge someone just because they sin differently than you."

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