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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cut up

People often say, "don't judge me." 
They feel, I guess, that when you try to warn them, or correct them that you are looking down your nose at them. 
But really it is the Word that judges. 
The word of God (the Bible) is the rule, the measuring tape by which all of us will be judged. We will be held accountable for living up to it and pleading ignorance will not be an excuse. We are told in 2 Ti. 2:15, Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 

The word will be our judge.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NASB)

The word is a living and active thing that will get inside of us, to our core. It is so sharp that it will divide our soul from our spirit. Wow! 
The word of God is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of our heart. 
I think then, we should be careful about our thoughts. Did you realize that even your thoughts will be judged?

It will be a painful thing to be cut, pierced and "butchered" by the word of God. But that pain could save you from the pain of eternal separation from God. And what is more painful than that?

Don't worry, I am not judging you, the scripture will do that. However, we are to hold each other accountable and encourage each other to do what is right. 
Therefore I will not be offended if you bring your scriptures and show me when I am doing wrong.

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