I got selected to be on jury duty Tuesday. I was really rooting for being dismissed. Perhaps I could have come up with some excuse to delay my service. But then it is our civic duty and someone has to serve on the jury.
Being in judgement over someone’s actions and life is a fearsome responsibility. Yet we are judging all the time. We like to think we don’t but we do.
Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. – Psalm 38:1
Being judged by the Lord is a blessing. The Lord judges us rightly and righteously. He is not all jacked up with emotional anger or hurt. His judgments are truth based. Based not on personal preferences but on his majesty and truth.
My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. – Psalm 38:4
Because the Lord sees us rightly and righteously, we wriggle and squirm. We don’t want to be under his wrath.
Psalm 38:21–22 (NIV): Lord, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.
Amazingly our judge is also our savior. Celebrate that God’s mercy is greater than our judgement.