Not my job

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14:1-21 (day one)

“Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls.”  v 4.

It is not my job to pass judgement on another believer.  (I can speak TRUTH to him.  Applied with love, God’s Word is a sharp sword and a healing balm.  See Ephesians 4:15.)  I am forbidden, however,  from being harshly critical of his choices or speculating about his relationship to God as indicated by them.  Too many factors are involved.  Things that I do not know.  I am not his master.  Good thing!

“Therefore, do not go on passing judgement before the time; wait until the Lord comes.  HE will bring to light what is hidden in the darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.  At that time each will receive their praise from God.”–1 Corinthians 4:5.

Are you critical of another believer?  Publicly?  Privately?  God wisely tells me.  Judging others is not my job.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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