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The Judges

Do you know the Judges? 

You may even be one yourself.

Yes? No? Ok, you be the judge. 

So, just who are these Judges anyway? They are the ones who have a double standard. They have one for themselves and one for everybody else. They are the people who can say things to others, but when those same things are said to them, they become emotional, judgmental and critical. They are the people who can do certain things, but when others do those same things, they become emotional, judgmental and critical. In their minds they are above everybody else. Such Judges may have a rude, selfish, holier than though demeanor. They don't take well to constructive feedback and reject the truth about themselves, especially if that feedback and honest commentary comes from someone who isn't as well versed in the scriptures as they think they are, or comes from a person of lower status, or a person without a high position, or doesn't have a fancy title, or is lacking an impressive education. The Judges equate all of those things to importance. And if you don't come with at least one of those in your "pedigree", then you might as well forget about being entertained for one second by them. Anybody else coming to them from such a prestigious bloodline will get a few minutes more...but they better come correct. For, the Judges don't take well to being set straight, because in their minds they're already straight. They're as close to perfection as anybody could possibly be. 

The Judges think they're above the "law."

The Judges can only rebuke (in their rude and condescending manner), but can never be rebuked. 

Yet, here's the truth of the matter: the Judges don't run it. They don't dictate the rules. They don't set the standard. They're no more important than anybody else. To God, we're all even. His love, kindness, and respect reaches beyond and across boundaries. He doesn't call "qualified Judges", He qualifies those He calls. And He's not concerned with how well we know the scriptures or our status or our position or our title or our education. He couldn't care less about any of those things -- He's not impressed.

God looks at our heart. That's important to Him.

God looks at where we want to go with Him. That's important to Him.

God looks at what we want to do through Him. That's important to Him.

If you're feeling judged, put down, or condemned by The Judges, know this: nobody is qualified to do such a thing. The Judges have no significance with their judgmental attitude. There's only one Judge and His name is Jesus Christ. In fact He's the only Judge and He's the jury too. Therefore, He's the one who will have order in the court. 

In God's eyes we are all the same.
He loves all His children.


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Reference:
Psalm 75:7 "It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another."

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