God Is a Righteous Judge
"The heavens shall declare His righteousness: for God is judge Himself." (Psalm 50:6)
Matt couldn't remember when he had ever been more frustrated at the outcome of a soccer game. The score had been tied 2-2 in the fourth quarter when he had attempted a shot on the goal. The keeper had been out of position, and Matt's kick would have scored if a defender had not deflected it with an outstretched arm. "Hand ball!" Matt had shouted.
But the referee had not blown his whistle. Apparently, he had not seen the foul. The game had continued, and the opposing team cleared the ball to the other end of the field. Two minutes later, they scored a winning goal to break the tie. Matt's team had lost the game.
Afterwards, Matt felt disappointed, but he understood that referees--like parents, teachers, and all other human authority figures--make mistakes. People are not perfect. They are prone to misjudge sometimes.
The only perfect judge is God Himself. He sees and hears everything. He knows not only the outward circumstances, but also the mind and heart of each one of us.
Deuteronomy 32:4 says, "He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He." How are you responding to God's perfect "judgment calls" as He arranges the circumstances of your life?
Because God's view is clear and complete, His judgments are always right.
» What judgments is God making about me?
» Does He approve of the things I say, do, and think?
» How Whose judgments am I more concerned about—the judgments of God or of other people?
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