Psalm 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
It seems the whole world is unhappy with the idea of people judging people. When I was growing up there use to be winners and losers in games. Now instead, because we do not want to damage someone’s self-esteem, there are those who come in first and the runners-up. Just who in the world do we think we are kidding? Any child or adult knows if they are watching boxing, and they see one person unconscious on the mat, no one thinks he is the runner-up.
We are always being judged whether we like it or not. Our children and grandchildren make judgments on how to live their lives by what they see their parents and grandparents do. Our co-workers are judging whether they can trust us or not by how we conduct our lives. Our friends are judging us to see if what we say and what we do line up. Our spouse is judging us to see what kind of mood we are in today. We are always being judged.
However, I think we often forget that there is one who is always judging. He judges the good and the bad. He will ultimately judge the saved and the unsaved. The saved He judges as an Olympic judge would, issuing a reward at the end of their competition. The unsaved he judges for their sin of rejecting Jesus Christ for their salvation. He will be the final judge. He is always a fair judge. Not accepting some and rejecting others because of anything except, have they accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour and let His blood wash away their sin.
God is judging us all. If He were to hold up a card like they do for Olympic Skaters, and on the card your Christian walk was rated from a 1 – 10, what number do you think God would be holding up for you today? You control that number; He is simply judging what He sees in your heart and in your life.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Deuteronomy 26, 27 / Psalm 82 / Proverbs 6 / Acts 15
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Joshua 4-6 / Luke 6:20-49
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director