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BUT WHAT OF THOSE WHO THROW STONES AT OUR GLASS HOUSE?

 

Romans 2:3 (KJV)

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

 

Judgment will eventually come to the ones who unrepentantly have criticized, condemned, and judged us. We often spend too much time watching and waiting for judgment to befall them, for we are not here to bring judgment on them. We are to seek mercy.

However, if they do not repent of their condemnations, like we should have ourselves, for our own condemnations of others, they will be judged by God.

Romans 2:1-3 (KJV)

1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2 But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

 

Two things result when one throws stones at our glass house. The first is ‘self condemnation.’ The second is the ‘judgment of God.’

1. SELF CONDEMNATION

The Greek word for ‘condemnest’ in that passage is ‘katakrino’. It means ‘to bring judgment, damnation, against oneself.’ It is a harsh word, it specifies that this act of judging, of being a stone thrower against the sins of others in their glass house, is a dangerous occupation.

It is built into mankind that condemnation’ brings evil upon oneself. God made us that way. Even if the conscience is seared, the body will not operate right, it progresses faster in the death process. Man’s soul is irritated, angry, weary, stressed, and troubled by sin, and the judgment upon the condemner increases in speed and potency.

We are told to honor parents, so that our days become longer. We are told that many are weak and sickly in the church, and many have died, due to stress in the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:29-31 (KJV)

29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

If we ‘judge ourselves’ we will not be judged with shorter life, with sicknesses of judgment. (Note, not all sickness is a result of this judgment, but some is.) The judgmental nature needs to be redirected toward ourselves in self examination, a time of frequent cleansing and repentance. If we do not do it that way, if we prefer to throw stones of judgment at others, we will find that ‘weakness, sickness, and even an early death’ result from such judgmentalism. The ‘self condemnation’ of the inner man against

the body, due to our harshness on others, brings those plagues against us.

Exodus 20:12 (KJV)

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

The first commandment with promise is to honor our father and mother. Long life is promised, if we do. The antithesis of this is also true then, if we ‘dishonor’, then we have a shorter life.

2. THE JUDGMENT OF GOD

The judgment of God is promised to those who are condemning of sin, while they are still sinful. Not only will our own spirit and soul bring plagues upon us, the Lord is promising that He will arrive with judgment.

The word ‘judgment’ in Romans 2, is the Greek word ‘krima’, and it means a ‘decision of damnation, judgment, vengeance’. This is the harshest word of judgment. Not only will the self condemn and bring trouble, if one is judgmental of the sins (or thought to be sins) of others, but the Lord Himself will decide to bring harsh judgment on the critic.


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