|Don't Judge Me!|
|Don't Judge Me!|
“Who are you to judge me?” This is the usual slap in the face 86 percent of professing Christians in this country will say in response when you tell them of their offense before God. They forget that God is the:
He concluded all with saying:
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment with every secret thing whether it be good, or whether it be evil. — Ecclesiastes 12:13-14
I am often humored by people who say, “Don’t judge me!” Do you say that when a cop pulls you over for breaking the law? Probably not. Isn’t it amazing that people are subject to natural laws and are afraid to break them, but when they are confronted for breaking God’s Holy Law they think less of the violation? Some people will even say, “Why all the fear? You’re just trying to scare me!” I have to respond with, “No, I am not. I am trying to warn you before it is too late.”
Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything? Have you lusted after a man or woman? Jesus said that even if you look at a man or woman to lust after them that you have already committed adultery with that person in your heart!
If you answered “yes” to any of these crimes against God, then by your own admission, you are a lying, thieving, adulterer at heart! I’m not judging you; your actions, which violate the Laws of God, judge you. It’s interesting to note that the Spirit of God warns of hell 54 times from Genesis to Revelation.
How many laws do you need to break before the natural law comes down on you? Only one! In James 2:10-11 it says, “Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For He that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.” In other words, you’re busted!
So, next time someone warns you of the “wrath to come” like John the Baptist did in Matthew 3:7, know that it is “the love of Christ” that “constraineth us” (2 Corinthians 5:14). Why? Because, “Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men…” (2 Corinthians 5:11). To sum it all up, we speak the truth because we love!