Daily Bible Podcast Day 141 – 1 Kings 7, 2 Chronicles 4, Psalm 98, Romans 2

March 21, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan


“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” ~Romans 2:1-4

This paragraph follows Paul’s admonition to work and not be a busybody. His point is that we should be thankful and repentant, not prideful and judgmental. Paul in other places talks about minding our own business when it comes to judging non-believers and firmness when correcting those in the church. The heart of the judgmental person is one of condemnation, not loving correction.

I know better and still I am tempted to judge others outside the church. Paul tells me that I don’t really have a lot to say to those outside the church who are in sin. Experience tells me that almost nothing I could say directly about their specific sin would have any good effect. All I can do is try to love and serve and point their way to Christ.

Father, help me to love and serve those far from you, never judge them. Judgment is a prideful activity and pride is the root of all sin. Help me to always be thankful of the grace and mercy You’ve shown me and point others always in the same direction.

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