Only God Can Judge Me

Read Romans 14

Only God can judge me.

It is a phrase going around flippantly on Facebook. In regards to what is right before God concerning eternal salvation, that is completely true. The more strange, unusual, or repulsive a person is, the more we should welcome them and treat them as family.

Being a Christian n does not give you a robe and gavel, giving the right to pass judgement on sinners. Paul rebukes those who do. What is more important to you, how you live, or how others live? Jesus asked why you would point out a splinter in your brother’s eye when you have a plank in your own?

When we rebuke, we should do it not in a judgmental tone, but rather in a loving tone, wishing to alleviate the load of a person, not heap burning coals of judgement on their back.

“As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.” – Romans 14:1-4

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