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Embracing Judgment

The sins of some people are conspicuous and precede them to judgment, while the sins of othersfollow them there. (1 Timothy 5:24 NRSV)
I have found this Scripture to be a very compelling one for many years. As I pondered its implications I realized that it is really notice of a choice each one of us is given, to choose the timing of our judgment, something we should take very seriously.
But first it is very important to understand the true meaning and nature of judgment the way the Bible explains it. Jesus made very clear what true judgment is when speaking with Nicodemus.
For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God. This is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their works were evil. For …