Judging seems to be a very popular word today. Anytime one person disagree’s with another, they are said to be judging that person. If we have a difference of opinion, are we really judging or merely disagreeing? I tend to think we are merely disagreeing. Do we not have judges in our country to impose a penalty upon a person who wrongs another person? Yes, we do. A judge does not hold court to judge between opposing opinions. He only holds court when one person has done a wrong to another person and he is present to impose a penalty upon the perpetrator. Disagreeing with someone about a particular subject is not a wrong, it is an entitlement. We are all entitled to our opinion whether our opinion is popular or not. However, I have learned when people want to protect the sin in their life; they can become very aggressive in word and actions toward those who disagree with them. Why do they become aggressive? Why do they undergo this behavioral change?  Because they know their wrong has been exposed and there is a good chance many other people will find out as well. And in most cases a person who is in the wrong goes on the defense and will do whatever they can to cover up their sin. A liar tells more lies to cover their lying, a thief denies they stole to hide their stealing; you get the idea.

God tells us in His Word that the children of God have the right to exercise their opinion by judging between right and wrong behavior and preaching against it when necessary if what other people are doing is harmful to the society in which we live. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? In this scripture is Paul talking about land mass or the people who inhabit the world? I think he is talking about people. And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?” The Apostle Paul is talking about the power and the authority of the saints to judge the actions of any and all persons including angels who are doing things contrary to the Word of God or are attempting to harm God’s children or restrict their freedom to serve and worship the Father openly and freely. Do you know anybody like that? DThrash


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