So thankful that my eternity rests in the hands of a just, loving God. I know His judgment will be fair.
Jesus expressed His ability to judge fairly in this way, “I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.”
In this verse in John 5:30 I find peace and hope about my eventual judgment, but I also find a challenge for how I judge others.
Look at how Jesus judges — as he hears. Not thwarted by bigotry or grudges. He calls ‘em as he sees ‘em.
Of course, easier said than done, but I love that he gives us a little hint as to how we can move toward that unbiased format for judging as well — by seeking God’s will and not our own.
Jesus doesn’t pass judgment for his own glory or reputation, but purely for the will of the Father.
I need to remove myself from the picture and see as God sees. Love as He loves.
Lord, Help me to see as you do and to view others as you have created them. Remove my personal filter of insecurity, past hurts, or stereotypes from my thinking to love as You love. ~In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Originally published December 15, 2011.