Let me explain
We’ve all seen (and cringed at) Christians who hold signs and yell things like
“God’s judgment is gonna getcha!” or “Repent or burn!”
And in rightfully trying to separate ourselves from them,
we have seemed to abandon judgment completely
Instead, we have chosen to identify people based on what they do. Let their actions define them
Sounds fair right?
And that’s why it’s totally wrong for us Christians
When you even think of the term “judging” you may think (and some probably mean) some sort of judgment that reveals all your crap and shows how big of a sinner you really are
I imagine a judge hitting his gavel and prison guards dragging some guy, kicking and screaming to his doom
Which doesn’t sound very fun
In fact, many Christians today, live in fear of God’s judgment
They live their lives as if they are walking on eggshells, waiting for God’s hammer of judgment to fall
Waiting for him to call out everything they’ve “done in the dark”
But here’s the thing,
God has already judged each one of us
And you know what the end result of Gods judgment was?
Torture. Humiliation. Death.
But in a shocking twist, it wasn’t ours
It was His.
When God saw everything about us and took action because of it,
he ended up sacrificing himself for us
What could he have seen in us to make him do something so…. crazy?
What if the judgment of God is not
“I hate you, you are unworthy, why did I create you, I never should have made you”
What if the judgment of God is
“You are amazing, I love you, I want you, I will die for you”
What if God’s judgment isn’t seeing how crappy we are
but it’s seeing our value?
Wouldn’t we want to embrace judgment and celebrate it?
What if we give up being “fair”
What if even when someone does wrong to us
We don’t treat them like they deserve,
But we treat them like God treats them
We sacrifice for them
We are kind to them
We don’t think
“This person sucks”
“This person is worth dying for”
That is unconditional love
Because it’s seeing people not based on what they do, how they act, or what they say
it’s just childlike, simple love
“My God loves you, so I do too”
That is being severely judgmental
That is being deeply unfair
That is loving unconditionally
That is how you are called to live
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