Faithfulness and judging

February 16th, 2010

I was reading 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 this morning. It says…

1  So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God.
2  Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
3  I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.
4  My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
5  Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men’s hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.

A few interesting things jumped out at me as I read…

1. Those who are trusted with sharing God’s message must be faithful.
2. That we shouldn’t be worried about being judged by man.
3. That even though my conscience may seem clear, it doesn’t mean I am innocent in God’s eyes.
4. That we shouldn’t judge before God’s appointed time – at Christ’s return.
5. That God will bring to light the true motives of our hearts and reward us accordingly.

It is a simple passage of five verses, but it has given me some food for thought and something to mull over.

God Bless,