Worldly (Human) Judgement
We understand what the difference of righteousness and unrighteousness is (Part 1); now we need to go into the differences of biblical judgement and worldly judgement. (I will go over worldly judgement first then move on to biblical judgement in Part 3.)
The divisiveness of this subject has the majority of preachers, and saved people shy away from talking about it because it does in fact involve teaching others that we all as humans judge each other….it is understanding that there is a difference between the two…..
“But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” 1 Corinthians 5: 11-13
How do we as humans and as Saved Christians learn and know the difference between the two? How do we not get caught up in the wrong type of judgement? How do we even have the right to Judge others when we ourselves are not perfect or right all the time?
This for me has probably been the most grievance trouble to my spirit because it causes such argument, debate, anger, shame, humbleness, and even hatefulness that very few people seem to truly understand or want to truly understand this matter. We want to make excuses for our wants, and our behaviors, instead of facing what we are, what we do, and the choices we make.
These questions and much more will be answered, but the most important thing for you to understand is that God in all His Sovereignty is the ultimate Judge and we all will have to answer to Him for all the things we have done, the things we have said, the things we have believed…..and the things which as servants of Christ Jesus do not say, do, or believe.
Sometimes the things you don’t say are much more important than the things you do say….same for the things you do.
“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:12
It is always your choice whether to understand, see, and believe the truth, even when the truth is hard to admit to….it still doesn’t change it.
Worldly Human Judgement
Today, we are seeing far too many people not taking account or responsibility for their own actions/choices, this includes everyone….people want to proclaim they are victims of society, or of their past, or of a future that hasn’t even happened yet. People want to blame others for their own problems. While sometimes it can be someone else’s fault, the majority of the time, more and more people are making claim they are a victim of circumstances, or of want, instead of humbly knowing that their choice(s) places them in receiving the consequences of said choice(s).
All humans are a victim of something or someone……the truth is facing the facts that most of the time we placed ourselves into situations that made us into victims to begin with…..Sometimes we are not victims at all, but are told we are just to make us feel better about what we want or what we do……looking at humans around the world…..I see so clearly that the I is becoming paramount to the movements that are growing around the world…..
I am, I want, I need, everyone should be included…..Jesus would approve….we are like God…..we are mini gods…..we create our own world…..rainbows are now used for pride instead of God’s Promise……Worldly Lusts, and Worldly wants……
The world therefore now judges itself before God….for the basis of all truth and fact is slowly being hidden, and deceitful lies are becoming paramount in all of the rules, laws, and judgements that are now taking place. Man and demons have become the rulers and authority instead of God and it will be the world’s downfall.
“When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.” Proverbs 29:16
When the world judges: all things bad, all sin, all wickedness, will rule as right and all things pertaining to God will and already is considered bad and evil.
The world judges sin as good…..because the world judges with unrighteousness….
Most of all worldly judgement, especially today, is about people’s feelings, and not on their actions. If we just go by people’s feelings instead of actions…..we start to fall away into the lusts of the world of power, greed, fleshly lusts, selfishness and love of wickedness. We start forgetting what goodness and right is.
The first time Jesus came, it was to save the world, not to condemn it….the second time He comes it will bring the wicked their condemnation….
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.” John 17-20
How many people (including the saved) today are accepting of what is going on with our children, our government, our laws, and our morals?
Sinners have an excuse, even though some unbelievers are trying to fight the good fight, how many saved believers are willing to forego what scripture is very plain/clear about and are still willing to place their children right in front of the demonic spirits themselves, offering them to be brainwashed, taught sin and evil? How many saved believers are ok with people promoting lusts of the flesh in TV, social media, music, etc….How many saved believers are friendly or becoming friendlier by the day with the world out of what they claim is the Love of God for their fellow man?
Do you pay attention to what your children are watching? the music they are listening too? What they are being taught?
Children take in everything…. including the things adults teach and show…… Are you paying attention?
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4
How many saved people or people who proclaim belief in Jesus, are living for the world and not for Christ?
“For all that is in the world, the lusts of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:16
How many of us are really resisting the world and turning to God? The sad truth when you look around…. is not many.
When we judge others by the worldly judgements, we are judging them based on our feelings, our wants, our needs, what we consider as humans what we want to be right and wrong, not based on what God states….. ( I do need to state that when we receive salvation, our wants begin to coincide with what God wants when we grow in His word, listen, and understand God’s righteousness)
What does worldly mean?
“experienced, knowledgeable, and sophisticated; to be concerned with material values or life rather than a spiritual existence; devotion to this world and the pursuits thereof.”
We all have some worldly aspects as humans and we all judge others. There is not a human alive that doesn’t judge others; we all judge others by appearance (attire), attractiveness, actions, and words. You judge a person the moment you think they are a good looking person, you judge a person when they say something nice, you judge a person who wears certain clothing, we all judge, because in that judgement are choices on what action we should, could, or will do, and what we will or will not say.
It is instinctual…and innate quality we all have and we all do the moment we meet someone….in order to make choices that can, and will affect our own lives as we are always judging others by their actions, their moods, their looks, their words…..
What is like and dislike if not a judgement? What is choice if not based on some type of judgement?
What we see, experience, or what we are told in the media, in movies, and any other faucet of our lives, can also affect our judgements of others as well as choices. None of us are exempt, but some of us can stop and rationalize if what we are seeing or hearing is a righteous or justified judgement instead of a worldly judgement.
When we make judgements based on our experience in the world and based on our likes, dislikes, attire and physical attractiveness, we are usually always basing these judgements on worldly ideas or perceptions…but, sometimes we base these judgements on what should be considered right and what should be considered wrong…..
We as humans have always had concepts of what is right and what is wrong….these concepts preceded us through the righteousness of God….
The basis of right and wrong stemmed from the commandments of God, thru- out the history of the world, kings, rulers, people with authority, threats and fear, changed what was right and wrong based on their culture, their beliefs, their wants, their needs, etc.,
Without knowing what is right, you can never know what is wrong…..and vice versa
Societies today are forgetting, and purposefully changing and twisting what is the moral and right way to live, to teach….and to preach.
It comes from not understanding what shame is…..
“a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior; dishonoring behavior; disgraceful; feeling of regret and self-hate; feeling unattractive about the body, or specific physical features; replaying interactions/mistakes over and over again in your mind; worried about what others think of you; a deep routed fear.“
When we make a judgment or choices that can make someone feel ashamed…the question is why does someone feel shame at all?
Do you feel shame because you know you did something you shouldn’t do? Or do you feel shame because you are being demonically oppressed, telling you that you are worthless and foolish…..(there is a difference in righteous shame and human/demonic shame)
We make assumptions at first glance/ first impressions. It doesn’t mean the judgements/assumptions are always right….and it doesn’t mean that our judgements can’t change. The point is; that we should be honest enough with each other and with ourselves that we have judged someone or made assumptions about other people.
We as humans can unwittingly or purposefully make people feel ashamed or embarrassed, and most people don’t like to hear this or like to feel ashamed; in fact they will in turn state that you are just a judgmental person, you are judging them when you have no right to. We tend to lash out at people in anger and embarrassment when we feel shame, sometimes it hurts and we go hide and get quiet.
“The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.” Proverbs 3:35
People today also don’t seem to understand the feeling of being sorry and contrite…..both can go along with shame….because it is shame that causes you to become aware you did something to be sorry for….but how many people today will say, ‘I’m sorry,’ only to not mean it? I see people every day who abuse these words along with, ‘I love you,’ and it is sad to realize and to see that the majority of people who say these words do not understand the meaning behind them….because they do not understand what it means to humble themselves to actually feel sorry and contrite because they feel they did no wrong…..or they feel they were a victim of certain circumstances……
None of us like the feeling of shame…..but, without feeling shame…..you will never understand what it means to be humble…..
Shame has become something of the past today, and if shame is no longer found, then there is no humbleness to be found either, for you cannot have humbleness without first feeling shame.
(One day…..all the unsaved of the world will know their shame…..they will face it for all eternity….if they do not seek and ask Jesus into their hearts to be their savior while there is still time.)
What is Humbleness?
“state of being modest, lack of pride, lack of arrogance, being respectful, being low in worth or status, being meek, being demure, having constraint, being reserved, being mindful and grateful…”
How many of us are humble today? Looking around at the world…..we have lost our humility, our fear, our shame in front of the Lord.
“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” 1 Peter 5:5-6
When you look at Christ on the cross, do you see love? Do you feel shame? Do you know that we placed Him there? It is important to recognize and admit that we deserve to hang on that cross, but out of His Great love for us, He placed Himself as the sacrifice. Should we not humbly thank Him for that?
“Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.” Psalms 83:16
We should not live in shame everyday all day long, (that is not how the Lord wants us to live) however, when we do wrong we should feel shame and embarrassment because we know the truth and we did something against God and our fellow man. If we do not feel any shame for going against God….how can we ever be humble enough to understand what He did for us, or what mercy and grace even mean?
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;” Titus 2:11-12
If you go thru your life not feeling any shame at all for the things you do, or say….then you have never known how to be humble…..and if you have never humbled yourself…..then you have never thanked God with your heart……for only with a humble heart can you even know what to be thankful for……
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” James 4:10
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God.” James 4:6-7
Only thru humbleness and shame of our unrighteousness can we see and know the grace and mercy Jesus gave to us in His sacrifice…..in His saving grace……
Jesus took and bore our sins upon Himself…..Jesus humbled Himself in love and mercy……He willingly let the world judge Him in unrighteousness……so that we as the fallen creatures we are could obtain righteousness thru Him:
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2
To Be Continued…..