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Judgement of Christians

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Jeanann, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Judgement of Christians

    I was reminded reading Dusty's thread on "Pearls before swine" how careful we should be not to be judgemental about other people. Not critical evaluation of what is said, but that judgement that breaks people down.

    I have been reading recently in 2 Corinthians, for some preaching engagements, and was reminded that we as Christians will face a judgement. (see 2 Cor. 5:10 and 1 Cor. 3:11-15).

    This judgement cannot put our eternal salvation in peril for as we read in Rom 8:1 "There is now no comdemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus". The verdict has been given on the basis of Christ's perfect rightousness, which is credited to us.

    This judgement is the judgement of our loving Heavenly Father. Our service will be judged, and if our service survives the fire of the Father's searching eye then we will receive a reward (see v.14), but if not then we will suffer loss.

    The way we have acted as stewards of our talents, gifts, opportunities, ministry, witness etc., will all be assessed by our Heavenly Father.

    I believe that sometimes we need a timely reminder that our lives our witness and our stewardship is all under the eternal eye of God. Not that we should fear, but that we should strive to serve him better.

    God bless us as we learn together.
  2. 1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
    1Co 2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
    1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

    We will be judged and found in Christ though our works will be burned away unless done in His power and at His leading.
    Most people are quick to judge and condemn. One should be led of the Spirit when making judgments or those same judgments will be flawed.
    When one walks in unity with the Holy Spirit then that same one will have the discernment and wisdom to properly bring a word of admonition or correction. Anything else is the flesh trying to do the work of the Holy Spirit and that will accomplish more harm than good.
    Correction in itself is not a bad thing but it must be done at God's direction and with the Mind of Christ. Discipline in scripture is always given with the intent of restoration.

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