Let the Lord Judge Our Life
I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.1 Corinthian 4:3-4
The apostle Paul cared very little how he was judged by others or himself, but he left judgment his life to the Lord. Christ always makes a perfect judgment about our life, and keeps us on the narrow road to Heaven. Since we are not perfect and we all have sinful nature, and that can make us a poor judge of our Christian life, because we may justify our behavior. We might consider our own justification as our worst enemy.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (2 Corinthians 5:10) Since Christ makes judgment about what we do in this life, it makes sense that we let Christ be judge for everyday on earth. We put our life in the hands of Christ, which includes having Him judge our life every day, to make sure Heaven will be our eternal home. It is our great advantage to let Christ be our judge, and we do this in our every evening prayer by asking the Lord to change us if anything we do is displeasing to Him.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. (Romans 8:14) If we are led by the Spirit, which being led by Christ, just as the apostle Paul was, we will be pleasing to God, yet even though we are guided by the Spirit we cannot be perfect, so we continue to pray for the Lord’s judgment.
Today seek to please God, and we let Christ be our judge in this earthly life. We do this because we cannot judge ourself as perfect as Christ’s judgment, because we are not perfect.
Prayer: Lord hep me to let Christ be my judge, and remind to pray every night for forgiveness, even for sins I not even aware of. In Jesus name, Amen