Judgement is the activity of judges–but not our God. We like that compassion…we go for the loving kindness, the tender care and feeding…in short, we need a break. If He is any kind of God at all…if you can’t hope for the good from your God (times, food, family, sex, bucks, fame, and all that), why not get another god? But, to whom or where shall we go? Not in the universe of this God, the One and Only, the ultimate Judge over all of it. Oh, yeah, we say, finally waking up—sometimes after years and years of chasing around and running away from the God who loves and judges.
He’s livid at the arbitrary kind of judgments we push out—all those cases that He’s left for us gods—you’re caring for whom? the unjust? the robbers? the lawless? the unkind and the murderers? Where’s your judgment? your discernment? your discrimination of just and unjust, of My will for this creation and your selfish will? What’s up with that mind, that heart and soul that you’ve been gifted with, imaged out of my own?
Give it up folks. We won’t do it…we can’t do it…we refuse to do it. And so, we cry out to him at last: Come, You who presides. Judge it all, You who created it all. Bring forth your justice, your righteousness.
Let us pray: Lord of the heavens and the earth, help us to be in tune with your will, to follow your Son whom you sent to earth to forgive our sins, to hold us in His arms of grace as he judges, then represents us before You in the last days. We have sinned, yet through Jesus Christ, you take us back. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.