1 Corinthians 4:5 nlt


We can judge words and actions
but we cannot judge the purpose in a heart.
We can judge the innocence or guilt of what we see or hear
but we cannot judge the motives of a heart.
Only one can judge the heart.
When He comes, with His holy light, there will be nothing hidden;
when it is time.

Are you quick to judge?
How do you defend your judgement?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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3 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 4:5 nlt

  1. It is good to wonder, do we even know our own motives, at least most times? In giving up our seat as the One who measures all things and pronounce judgment, do we climb back in regarding ourselves? Paul trusted Jesus’ examination to be of most value, even towards his self.

    • You bring up a good point, Gregory. Often, I can’t say why I have said or done something. Usually it is just being thoughtless. I think I make excuses for myself so I don’t feel so bad. Is that a form of judging self?

      • I believe my greatest danger is implying I am openly earnest in all things without the requisite humble intentionality. Paul mentioned he did not know anything against him, but that didn’t mean he was “guiltless”. IMBU — in my best understanding. Jesus will make His servants to stand tall before Him…even us (Rom14). 🙂 I am to not think more highly of myself than I ought to (Rom12) but rather according to sound thinking for each others benefits. What say you?

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