1 Corinthians 4:3-4 A Very Small Thing

1 Corinthians 4:3-4 (KJV)
But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Here’s a thought, given that we know we are judged of the Lord, what concern is it that others judge us?

Rather than getting offended because someone is judging us wouldn’t it be wiser to recall that the Lord is judging? 
So what, that someone: 

  • Has an opinion about us, 
  • Says something critical of us, 
  • Thinks unkindly of us 

In light of the bigger picture, we would be better served living in view of that day we stand at the judgment seat of Christ. These petty criticisms of people fade into nothingness in the light of Jesus. 

There is no reason to be overcome with guilt in view of the judgment seat of Christ 
I am not saying we should live in guiltless licentiousness. What I am saying is that, as we seek to walk with the Lord, be thankful He has already dealt with our sin. 

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First of all, thank you! It is a great joy to me to know you read the thoughts and lessons God has given me in His word. Secondly, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to leave comments.

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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