The matter of judging

Paul said that it was a small matter to him that the Corinthian Christians judge him or that any human court would do so, truly he did not judge himself (1 Corinthians 4:3).

Like most of us he knew nothing against himself, but that would not save him, because the final Judge, the One who truly matters, is the Lord (1 Corinthians 4:4).

So then, Paul concluded,

“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God” (1 Corinthians 4:5).

It is almost as though Paul was expounding on Solomon’s words,

“All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirits” (Proverbs 16:2; See also Proverbs 20:6).

Leave judging to the Lord.

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