Judging Removes the Blood
Delivered By
Bob Petersen
Delivered On
December 6, 2015
Description

We decide how much grace is given to us.

Matthew 7:1-2 NAS 1 Do not judge so that you will not be judged.  2 "For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

Judge (Strong’s) to distinguish, i.e. decide (mentally or judicially); by implication, to try, condemn, punish

A judge makes sure that legal proceedings are conducted strictly according to the law.

  • Created in the image of God we have justice built into us.
  • As those who believe in the finished work of the cross we have to issue judgement where God has
    • Guilt was transferred to the sacrificial animals in the OT
    • Jesus is our sacrifice forever
      • Romans 3:23-26 NLT 23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard. 24 Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.
      • 1 John 2:2 AMP And He [that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.

If we look through God’s grace at others we won’t be able to judge them.

  • Here is God’s grace – forgive 70 x 7

 

The only way we have to judge others by is the law

Galatians 5:1-11 NAS 1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. 2 Behold I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no benefit to you. 3 And I testify again to every man who receives circumcision, that he is under obligation to keep the whole Law. 4 You have been severed from Christ, you who are seeking to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

7 You were running well; who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion did not come from Him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough.  10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will adopt no other view; but the one who is disturbing you will bear his judgment, whoever he is. 11 But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.

When we judge by the law we move under the covering of the law

We return to the covering of the law

“Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished”

  • Grace has and will cause those overtaken by the law to stumble or be offended

Unmerciful judgement brings spiritual and physical repercussions back on the judger.

  • 1 Corinthians 11:29-31 NAS 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.

Unforgiveness is a expression of judging