Imagine for a moment you are in a courtroom. A man is on trial for theft. All the facts are in, you have made your decision but one thing nags you. You know God’s standards are quite simple. If we break one law, we have broken them all (James 2:10). Out of the blue, the Judge who has full authority in his courtroom points to you and says, “you will judge this man.” What will you sentence him too? Have you stolen before? That is not necessarily the whole point, have you broken God’s law at all before? If you have, according to James 2:10, you are equally guilty with this man. Can you judge him?
Did you know saints will judge the world? 1 Corinthians 6:2 says, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” Is your life right enough with God that you can complete His will in judgment? Is your soul so in line with His desires that you could judge as effectively and justly as He can? The judge in a courtroom does not have to be pure to judge others. Many are not just judges. In Heaven though, God sees your heart. Are you ready?
There is more. You will judge angels. 1 Corinthians 6:3 says, “Know ye know that we shall judge angels?” Judging the world is one thing. We know all the sins here. Some we are not guilty of. Judging angelic beings though? They qualified for Heaven and we, who need Jesus, do not.
There is only one way to be just, to accept Jesus the Savior and emulate Him. Strive every day to be more like Him, the righteous. His righteousness is given to you for salvation, but you work to become as righteous as He is through sanctification. Are you a worthy judge? Can you rightly and justly carry out the Father’s will in judgment?