If you are in search of the ultimate right, all you will discover is the ultimate wrong.
Trying to purify humanity into a collected horde, responsive to a single code of behavior, is not only futile, but Jesus declares it fatal.
“Judge not lest ye be judged.”
And Jesus did not leave that statement open for interpretation. He went on to explain that the way we judge–the approach, the intensity, the verbiage, the facial expressions and the incrimination–will be identically applied to how we are evaluated by people and spirits.
This is why Jesus said that he, himself, does not judge. He insisted that he could, and would work very hard to make it just, but it’s absolutely useless.
Here’s why: God does not give the same amount of grace to everybody.
It’s one of the foolish teachings being propagated in the Christian church today. God does not pour out 14.2 ounces of grace for every convert and call it a day.
Some people get more grace.
Some people can do shit that you and I cannot get by with, and receive no judgment from their heavenly Father whatsoever, while there are those who had better not misquote a scripture, or they might be in danger of great tribulation.
For you see, grace is not a gift. It is a heartfelt consideration from a Creator who loves us, who only seeks one fruit from the human race: humility.
You may possess great Bible knowledge, and have never, ever looked at a piece of pornography in your life, but if you try to enforce that conduct on other people, you will be judged harshly merely for missing Sunday School. Grace will only be trickled your way and you will discover that the forces that be, including Mother Nature, resist you.
The deal that Jesus was making with his disciples in Matthew the 7th Chapter, when he told them not to judge, was not a “liberal, devil-may-care, who-has-the-right-to-throw-the-first-stone” proposal.
Rather, it remains the realization that as humans, we are required to exude a humble spirit, or else those around us will plot our destruction.
The Good Book says clearly, “God gives grace to the humble.”
The more we judge, the more we drain our humility.
The more we critique, the less able we are to bow our heads in comprehension of our own weaknesses.
You and I do not have the same amount of grace.
But since in our life span, gracious mercy is needed, our goal should be to stay simple instead of aggravating the journey of those around us.
To discover the many ways that we can remain humble.