Posted by: arieliondotcom | April 20, 2012

Just Judgment

WHEW! Have you ever talked or shouted so much you suddenly run out of words? That’s where Job and his so-called advisors who are really accusers are today. Job gives another long-winded defense of himself in chapter 30 and neither he nor his accusors have the strength to say anymore. Elihu, a young man who has been listening to the arguments, is so frustrated he speaks up. The man Job whom he expected to hear praise God and give wisdom on how to survive suffering only continues to whine his own innocence. And the wisdom he counted on from the other elders never came. So he must speak what GOD has said to his heart.

But this chapter, where Job outlines his many righteous actions, will silence us, too. Every example is a finger pointing at the reader of areas where we fail daily. Christians are quick to write off the Law. But the Law was given for a purpose. Following it led to a society where the needy got taken care of . The motivation may not always have been pure, but the effect was to the good.

Though many non-Christians are quick to quote “Do not judge”, Jesus said to judhe with right judgement (Scripture).
And Paul says he did not even judge himself. Because human judgment is “just” as in “only” human judgment, opinion. But the right judgment of Scripture, of GOD, is “just”, as in righteous, judgment.

With what judgment you judge, you will be judged. That is the key. If we refuse the eternal Life Jesus Christ offers by being judged on our behalf we will be judged by our own standards. And fail. We want perfect righteousness but need mercy for our imperfection. Jesus is our only Hope.

Human judgment is a mirror of our making and we will be judged by whether the reflection of our righteousness matches our demands.

Job 31-32

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