“Only God Can Judge Me…“
You usually see this statement tatted on the arms, the chest, and the backs or the bellies of some… (maybe even somewhere on a face or two). You might’ve even noticed those very same words pasted on a few vehicles as you’ve driven yours, or while you walked down the street. You might know some of these same people; or you, yourself, may be one of them. But regardless of which position you fall in; there is some clarification that needs to, both, be given and received.
I, myself, have been one to say this phrase very often when someone may have stated a remark in opposition to something that I may have done wrong, that I thought was right. Many might say this in reference to something that they’ve done which was on the contrary to popular belief, like birthing a baby while still in Junior High School, for example.
But our problem today, as a people, is the major lack of knowledge and understanding.
Not only is the mind a great gift, but it’s also a very great and useful tool that the Lord has granted us with.
So let us utilize that real quick…
Other than senseless, non-productive, and empty phrases; WHY is
“Only God Can Judge Me“
the most chosen line to escape the lips of those who continuously dwell in sin???
Based on my own account, I would state this phrase basically because I would look at that man or woman and back that up with: “we’re both made of the same blood and of the same flesh. Who do you really think you are to be passing judgment on my actions…?” Hmm… So
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone“, huh? (John 8:7)
Well… some people may say this line to make it known that they are aware that they will eventually ”reap what they sow”. And this is true, indeed. The word states this several times in Job 4:8, Proverbs 22:8, Galatians 6:8, 2 Corinthians 9:6… and the list goes on. Most, though, may state it in reference to after death, when they meet their Maker and are judged for everything that they’ve done in this life. For Christ says
“…every idle word men may speak, they will give an account for in the day of Judgment. For by your words you will be justfied, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37).
So it’s evident that all three reasons for this statement, “only God can judge me“, are scripturally valid. But what about when we look at THE BIGGER PICTURE?
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus sent His disciples out on a mission! “THE GREAT COMMISSION!!” (And for those who don’t know this, this is exactly what YOU are when you are a follower of Christ – His DISCIPLE). After being BRUTALLY MURDERED on the cross for YOUR SINS and YOUR TRANSGRESSIONS, and after being ressurrected, Christ appeared to His disciples and commissioned them to work for Him.
Now who wouldn’t wanna work for Jesus??
Like.. He’s the best employer life will EVER offer you!!
Anyway, He told them to
“… go and make disciples of all nations… teachng them to observe all things that I have commanded you.”
As followers of Christ, it is our life’s duty to spread The Gospel (“the good news” of Him, His life, His death, and His ressurrecton) to every.. single.. person we come in contact with. All we do, when speaking to another individual, is repeat EXACTLY what is in the word of the Lord without adding to, or taking away from. So when someone rebukes (blatantly correct) your behavior or your actions, according to the Word, it is crucial to understand that they are not judging you, but are simply passing along the Word of God to you with hopes that you might take heed. We all know that not one of us are without sin – whether Christian or not.
Understand that you really are being helped – not harmed, or criticized, or violated.
And for those who may, indeed, think that they are being “criticized” by man – YOU AREN’T! You are being criticized by God through man. This is one of the forms in which God utilizes to, sometimes, communicate with us. The Lord says that
“He who have an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches (Revelation 2:7).”
“..and to them who may not know this, it’s not a brick building, but WE are the churches. The same body that you serve with. The same one you wash, eat your meal, and go to work with. This body is not your own! It was not made for sin, but for PRAISE and WORSHIP! ” (Mali Music)
So in a nutshell, we all can save it with the corny, played out line
“only God can Judge me”.
Let’s give it a rest, because God has already judged you – CLEARLY & BLATANTLY – in His Word!
2 Corinthian 13:5 says to
“EXAMINE YOURSELVES to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. [with the Word]! Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.”
So seek to get edified… NOW!
Let’s not allow the Day of Judgment to be the FIRST time we are judged by the Lord.
I Beg You To Get w/It…
Written By::: Michelle Phipps