We learn from scripture that if we judge one another wrongfully, those same judgment calls are upon our own heads. We are therefore condemning ourselves by every wrongful judgment call we do against people. Therefore, we ought to allow the Lord to lead us in making righteous judgment calls, for He is the ultimate judge of all things and will help us make better choices in this life. People that deny God’s guidance, before they allow themselves to speak are only showing their true character. How they love the things of the flesh and this world more than God. Because they do not live out their faith outside of the church walls, their love for the Lord is not genuine and is also seen among true Christians that are around them. Paul spoke on this and said, “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. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?” (Romans 2:1-3) My friends, allow the Lord to lead you in all things. By so doing, these bad judgment calls will happen less and less. And if they do happen, we will see it for what it really is and apologize to the person/people and God. This is true repentance, which is sorely needed in this world today.
Paul also taught us, “or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile.” (Romans 2:4-9) Therefore, heed Paul’s warnings and do not harden your heart before God. This is only treasuring up for yourself the wrath of God on judgment day. God will give unto people what they deserve. But if we continue in Christ and seek His face, while giving Him glory and honor, we will obtain eternal life in heaven, being forever with Jesus our God and our king. However, every person who is contentious, and doesn’t obey God’s truth in the Bible and through the Holy Spirit, they are choosing the wrong side, which leads to destruction. Going after the things of this flesh, like porn, homosexuality, drugs, alcohol, and other evil things is denying God’s will for your life. This path only leads to hell. So wake up to God if you have not already, and allow His goodness to lead you to repentance.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will help us make the best decisions possible. And help us know when we have slipped up and done the wrong things. I know that I need to know at all times and in all places if I am doing right or wrong. If I am ever sinning against You, please bring it to my attention immediately. May that guilt hit me like a rock, that I might repent and get right with You as soon as possible. You are the way to eternal life, Jesus, and I need Your continued guidance and direction for my life daily. Even every hour, I pray that I will be guided by Your righteous and merciful hand and not my own. May You do Your will in my life. Keep me on Your path that leads to heaven. And if there is anything I need to change in my life now, help me know what those things are. Even if I need to apologize to somebody who I hurt through selfish ambitions, give me the courage to say sorry and ask for forgiveness. It is my prayer that You will build me up in Your armor. Help me to not do things that the enemy is happy about. Even if the flesh is fulfilled in the moment, it is not worth sinning against You, God. So what I am asking for is that You will lead me this day and forever. I know that if I fall into sin, it is not Your fault, but my own. I made that choice to walk away from the truth and instead obey unrighteousness instead. But Lord, know my heart, and that it is to not do such wicked things. I am truly sorry if I have hurt You in anything I have done. I do not wish to grieve the Holy Spirit but to make You happy in all things. You are my God and I am Yours. I give You praise and honor. I love You. Amen.