Let God Judge

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

God knows when we fail and fall short, when we make mistakes and disobey His Word, when we yield to temptation and fall into sin.

In the time of Ezekiel, for example, God dealt with His people because of their sins. Although disappointed and angry with them, He demonstrated a special kind of anger toward their neighboring nations. These were people who took it upon themselves to criticize and judge. God knew His sanctuary was being profaned, but His harshest judgment was against those who spoke against His sanctuary and His people.

The Lord did not need Moab to attack Judah because they had become “like all the other nations” (v. 8). He did not want Edom to think they could get away with taking revenge on Judah in its weakness. And He would judge the Philistines when they “acted in revenge” (v. 15).

The Bible tells us that “God is a righteous judge” (Psalm 7:11). “He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity” (Psalm 9:8). But He reserves special judgment for those who mock and judge, who ridicule or take advantage of His people. Those who act in these ways come under His particular scrutiny.

Jesus taught, “Judge not, so that you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1). When we judge, we bring ourselves under condemnation. Even God’s own people can be guilty of a spirit of judgment and criticism, spreading gossip and rumors.

Today, ask God to set you free from a judgmental spirit. Ask Him to give you His attitude and perspective. Remember the words of Jesus: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). Focus on obeying God and fulfilling His call on your life.