A Perfect Judge

11 Mount Zion rejoices,
the villages of Judah are glad
because of your judgments. Psalm 48:11

We don’t know what perfect judgment is. It’s as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 13:12, we see a glass darkly. What does that mean exactly? Well, it’s like looking through the bottom of a dark bottle. We see images moving around but we cannot make out significant detail.

Before my mother-in-law had cataracts surgery a number of years ago, I recall her coming into a room and asking who was there even though she was about 15 feet away from me. After I spoke, she realized who it was. Her vision was greatly impaired with the cataracts. She was clearly not seeing well. She saw a person but did not have a clue who it was.

God’s judgment as we all know is perfect. Unfortunately, we don’t know what perfect judgment is because we’ve never experienced it! We see all of life through very dark and tainted lenses.

Be sure of this, though, the Perfect Judge will judge perfectly. No one will second guess Him or appeal His decisions! It’s liberating for those who know the Judge, but is terribly frightening for those who don’t.

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