Why not to judge?

Ecclesiastes 3:16-17

I also examined on earth: where the halls of justice were supposed to be, there was lawlessness; and where the righteous were supposed to be, there was lawlessness. 17  I told myself, “God will judge both the righteous and the wicked, because there is a time set to judge every event and every work.”

In this piece of scripture, Solomon was speaking about evil and corruption.  They tend to sit in the places where justice should be.  They afflict the legal systems then, as they do now.  This statement may be a bit discouraging at first, however, he concludes by stating the ultimate truth. That truth is that God is the final judge on all things.  He will not ignore the those injustices done to us, or those in power to serve and protect everyone of us, but chose to put their needs before the needs of others.  It is not up to us to judge those people for their actions, we can though not agree with them.  Just pray for them and let God work in their lives.

When reading through Ecclesiastes 3 and 4, I learned a lot from Solomon’s experiences. I want to share some of  these insights on life with everyone today.  Solomon wanted to show that despite the problems we may have in life, you can still trust in God’s final judgement and hold on to your faith.

1:  There is evil and corruption where justice should be. (Ecc 3:16-17)

2:  No one comforts the oppressed. (Ecc 4: 1-3)

3:  Many are motivated by envy. (Ecc 4:6-7)

4:  People are lonely. (Ecc 4:7-12)

5:  Recognition for your accomplishments ar temporary. (Ecc 4:13-16)

Solomon was trying to teach us that life may not be everything you expect it to be, however, it is our life.  God plans for us to live with Him forever.  Knowing the above facts that Solomon was sharing and keeping your faith makes you a stronger Christian.  The world is not a perfect place, but it is up to us to be a pillar of light in our communities. This also teaches why not to judge others.  Knowing some of these negative aspects of life can make people bitter.  It may change the way people see the world and influence their actions with others in it.

So no matter what remember that God is the final judge on everything and not us.  So if you are in an unfair situation, give it completely to God and be at peace.  Let the Lord do the heavy lifting when the time is right after you give your struggles up to Him.  Remember it is not if the Lord will help, but when.  So be kind to everyone like Jesus Christ teaches us to be.  Your kindness may be what changes the cold heart of another that has been hardened by the world. Be the opposite of the five truths that Solomon shared with us.  We are not to be of this world, but different.  In being different, we may be what makes the difference in another person. Chose not to be bitter and quick to judge others, but try to make a change in the world for the good of it.  So I will finish this message with James 4:12 and please have a blessed day!

“There is only one Lawgiver and Judge—the one who can save and destroy. So who are you to judge your neighbor?”

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