WHY DOES GOD GET SO UPSET
AT THIS JUDGMENTAL SPIRIT?
God’s plan is one of salvation. He wants to save everyone. He is ‘not willing that any perish’. Yet, some are perishing, some are sinful. Like the woman caught in adultery, we find Jesus not condemning, not judging. He did not condone the sin, and neither should we condone sin. Yet, He saw a repentant heart, and sent her away with the admonition to ‘go and sin no more’, not with a harsh condemnation of judgment.
Romans 2:4 (KJV)
4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Do we ‘despise’ the ‘goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering" of the Lord? We do when we condemn, judge, and cry out for judgment on others. We are here to intercede for them, not to judge them. When they judge us, they come under the wrath of an angry God. Like Moses in the wilderness, God wants us crying out for mercy upon them, not for more judgment. When others judge us harshly, they are bringing upon themselves ‘self’ judgment, and God’s judgment. Our part is to pray for them, and ‘judgment’ for them not repenting is from themselves, from God, but never from us.
THE LOVING-MERCIFUL-READY-TO-FORGIVE GOD
THAT WE SERVE.
Romans 2:21-23 (KJV)
21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
22 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege?
23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Many know the laws of God, and demonstrate their knowledge of such, by condemning others who break it. Yet, more often than not, that same judger of the failings of others, is committing similar sins. This ‘dishonors’ our God. This is not God’s way. Those who point out in judgment, every sin you have failed, is also dishonoring God.