Truest Judgment

September 27th, 2019

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1 Corinthians 4:1-13

Being misjudged is disheartening. It seems no amount of explaining will convince that our motives were pure. Other times we make early judgments and cause heartache for others. In either case, we end up with feelings of frustration and entrapment.

The truest judgment that sees what is hidden and knows every heart motive is the Lord’s judgement.

It’s easy to know that the Lord’s judgment is more important than our accuser, but how do we respond in relationship to our accuser? Paul leads us with advice that will glorify God. When unfair judgment comes, choose kindness, endurance, and blessing to name a few (vv. 12b-13). This echoes Jesus’ sermon on the Mount to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44).

The goal is for the glory of the Lord to be revealed through our humble response to our accuser. This sounds inconceivable with human will or strength, but with God’s help and guidance through the Holy Spirit this will become reality. Where do you need to respond in kindness today?

Author: Kim Purl


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