Judge or not to judge, that’s the question! Is it necessary that God is a judge? Some people find it hard that God is a judge. While others can not understand why there is evil in the world, if God is so good.
How can a God that is good judge people? The answer to that question is; that a judge who acquits a bank robber or a murderer is an unjust judge. At the same time, if God were to judge all people directly, no one would survive. God is patiently waiting for you to turn from your sin.
Everybody Will Be Judged
27 And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, Hebrews 9:27, NET©
Once we have lived our lives here on earth, we will all stand before God for a final judgment by him. On that day, everyone will be tried, not just for what we did, but also for what we where thinking.
Final Judgment – Revelation 20:11-12, NET©
11 Then I saw a large white throne and the one who was seated on it; the earth and the heaven fled from his presence, and no place was found for them.
12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne. Then books were opened, and another book was opened– the book of life. So the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to their deeds.
By the end of time, when the earth and heaven have completed their courses, everyone, dead and alive will be judged for their actions. In heaven, the angels keep track of everything we do, writing it down. To make sure we get a fair judgment on the last and final day.
It is important to understand the difference between the penalty and to be sentenced. There are sins that are worse than others. But regardless of whether the sins are great or small, few or many, we will not be pardoned. Whoever is guilty in the court of God, does not have their names in the book of life.
Sowing and Reaping
7 Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows, 8 because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. Galatians 6:7-8, NET©
Already after the flood, God taught mankind the law of sowing and reaping. He who sows injustice by breaking the law of God will reap a judgment at the end of time, and then get the fair punishment for their sins.
God’s righteous judgment – Romans 2:5-8, NET©
5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath for yourselves in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed!
6 He will reward each one according to his works:
7 eternal life to those who by perseverance in good works seek glory and honor and immortality,
8 but wrath and anger to those who live in selfish ambition and do not obey the truth but follow unrighteousness.
Even if you have done good things in your life, you can not compensate your offenses with good works; what you have done, you have no power to get undone. It is like sowing both wheat and thistles in one and the same field. When the miller is about to make flour of the wheat, it must not be a mixed compote with weed. You want to have pure flour in the sack, that means, don’t think that you can cheat!