God's Judgment is According to Truth
Thinking about Romans 2:2.
But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. (Romans 2:2)
Sometimes our judges on this earth are corrupt and accept bribes.
Sometimes a good lawyer will get an otherwise guilty person off for a crime on a mere technicality.
Sometimes a crime is committed, and the criminal is never found - the case goes “cold.”
Justice can be a fickle thing in our world - and it’s not always according to the truth. In this regard, our political parties often bring out the worst in us.
The Republican side downplayed President Trump’s actions regarding the riot in the Capital and his potential mishandling of confidential documents. The Democratic party ignored the red flags surrounding Hillary Clinton’s email server and Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Justice can be fickle, and people are not always motivated by the truth. Not so with God.
God’s judgment is according to truth.
God’s judgment is according to truth (or based on truth) against those who practice the things mentioned by Paul in Romans 1:29-32.
Just because some people pointed out those things were wrong, they were not “excused” from God’s judgment! There was no “loophole” around God’s judgment.
Both Jews and Gentiles thought they could avoid God’s judgment, either by simply suppressing knowledge about it or by taking refuge in Law-keeping. However, Paul’s point is completely missed if one assumes, as some do, that the opening of chapter 2 was addressed only to self-righteous Jews. Neither Jews nor pagans had a loophole! - Pollard, Truth for Today Commentary, 78
No doubt the “judges” mentioned in Romans 2:1 saw the evil in the world around them and pointed it out quite often. Yet, they never considered themselves in the same light as everyone else.
While all complain of our ignorance and error, everyone exempts himself. - Glanvill
While the “judges” mentioned by Paul excused themselves, they were really “without excuse” (Romans 2:1). God would judge them in truth the same as everyone else.
We must carefully examine ourselves because it’s very easy to deceive ourselves into thinking we are in “good standing” with God when perhaps we have no reason to think that.
Just because someone is a “good person” doesn’t mean that God will judge them any differently.
We must look into the “mirror” of God’s word to learn the truth of our standing with God (James 1:22-25) and not operate on our assumptions.
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