This post is a post I debated on posting, but I feel like this is important in modern day society!
There are a lot of people who use the “Only God can judge me,” and as they yell this phrase, they fall deeper and deeper into the abyss of sin while thinking that phrase is their “safety net” from confronting their sin.
I’m not saying we should be hostile, mean, and ruthless, but I do believe we should hold each other accountable to make sure that we are all strong in Christ.
The reason why we have so many people chanting “Only God can judge me” is because society planted that lie so they could run away from their actions.
Though I know that God is the ultimate judge, if God says something is wrong and we see someone in that sin, out of love, we should caution them and direct them to Christ. Telling someone that they are faltering is not supposed to make someone angry, but it is so build them up.
The one phrase I hate is “God can only judge me.”
The reason why we have brothers and sisters in Christ is so we can build each other up, encourage each other to be more Christ-like, and to hold each other accountable.
“Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”” John 7:24
We are told to judge righteously. We are not to judge each other in a hypocritical way by appearance, but in a way that brings us all closer to Christ and away from falling into temptation.
Therefore, God encourages that we tell each other if we are falling into the traps of sin, for when someone tells us that we are doing something wrong, we have to take accountability for our actions.
If I am doing something wrong, I want someone to tell me even if I get really bad.
If I am doing something that can cause my walk with Christ to be impacted negatively, I want someoen to tell me no matter what!
That is why I do not like the “God can only judge me statement.” It’s basically shouting “Don’t tell me I’m falling off a cliff even if I am about to fall.”
We live in a society where everything is okay, and if you dare say it isn’t okay, you are immediately labeled “bigoted,” “close-mind,” “hateful,” and the list continues. Our society uses personal attacks to defend their sin instead of taking responsibility.
We cannot show people the love of Jesus if we aren’t telling them what is killing their soul. You cannot present the cure without telling them the disease. The disease is sin, but with Christ, we can have a way to our Father, we can be redeemed, and we can be forgiven.
There are a lot of churches in our modern day society that are wanting to appeal and please the world. They are so worried about appealing to audiences, appealing to people, but calling out sin isn’t going to be pleasing or appealing, and if you know that someone is falling off a cliff, you need to when them before they fall into destruction.
When we follow Christ, we must sacrifice everything, and that means ourselves, our flesh, and our pasts. Also, we must deny the world, for the world is already against Christ.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
Following Jesus isn’t easy, and it requires a miraculous change. It requires the conviction of the Holy Spirit and the divine power of Jesus Christ to transform you, and once Jesus transforms you, the chains of sin have no hold on you, so why would you please it?
But like the world says “Only God can judge me.”
God is holding us accoutanible to make sure that we are watching out for our fellow believers. The church is a family, and you would not let your family fall into something toxic, but instead, you would warn them, caution them, and tell them why it is wrong.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20
When it comes to those who do not follow Christ, we must still warn them. We are called to make disciples out of the nations, and if they don’t realize why they need Christ to save them from their sin, then they aren’t ever going to see the truth.
You have to confront sin, you have to call it out, you have to expose it in it’s raw and dirty form in order for them to see the importance of Jesus.
That is why Jesus died for us.
He died due to our sin, He died due to our dirt, our brokenness, our vile thoughts, our actions, and our filth. He died for us so that we may be made clean! He died for us so that we could realize that we need God’s saving grace to be made whole, and when we realize that and accept Christ, our hearts are made new.
How can we seek Christ or lead others to Christ if we refuse to be brave and tell the world that their sin is destroying them?
Therefore, if we see that someone is doing something wrong, we should gracefully bring it to their attention. If they get angry, then that means that they are being convicted. Whenever you get a reaction, that means something is happening in their heart.
Don’t be afraid to tell someone that they are falling into a dark web of chains. Society has made “calling sin out” an act of “hatred,” but that is wrong. If you call out sin, that means you love the person. Hating a person means you are not telling them that what they are doing is destroying them, but loving a person means you are stopping them from destroying themselves and showing them Jesus Christ.
The phrase “God can only judge me” is society’s way of making the world not see Jesus as the cure to their brokenness. It is also society’s way to justify their lives in sin because they want to run as far away from conviction as possible.
If we were to live our lives by the “God can only judge me” phrase, then we would never take accountability for our actions, and if we aren’t willing to call out sin, then were we really after godliness?