17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. 1 Peter 1:17
When’s the last time you encountered an impartial judge? In court, people hire the best lawyers who know the judges and can skirt the law. The judges may not be doing anything illegally, but the lawyers know the law inside and out and can manipulate evidence and rulings to get the outcome they desire. On the other hand, some judges may be corrupt and are open to those who will pay the most “under the table.” Even in mediation cases, mediators bring bias to their rulings they’re flawed people. Granted, they do their best to eliminate bias whenever they can, but they are still flawed individuals.
When God the Father judges, no one – no one – will be able to question His decisions because those decisions are based on truth and knowing every possible angle. Peter warns us to live our lives in reverent fear, which is different than the fear of not being allowed in heaven. As he said, we’re foreigners here. It’s not our permanent home. Yes, we’re only passing through.