1 Corinthians 2:15 KJV
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
I know, I know, the first response that most people will have to this article is the usual, “Don’t judge me.” If they would only read the Bible, that would no longer be their “go to” response. I have always been shocked by the Christian’s that run around continually saying, “Don’t judge me.” When you say this, it is the equivalent of announcing that you do not know what the Word of God says and that you are an immature Christian. This is not an attack. God wants you to grow and mature and you won’t be able to until you learn this truth.
In our passage above, Paul says, “he that is spiritual judges all things.” The word spiritual here is in reference to spiritual maturity. In other words, a spiritually mature believer judges everything and everyone who has access to his/her life. You must know the Word of God to the degree that you absolutely know right from wrong. In 1 Corinthians 6, Paul was actually correcting the church for not judging the sin that was present in the church. In 1 Corinthians 6:5 Paul said,“… Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? No, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?” So, while the church today is saying “don’t judge me,” the early church leaders were looking for mature believers for the very purpose of judging the sin in the church. Oh, how far we are removed from God’s plan!
1 John 4:1 says, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God.” We are to try (test, examine, scrutinize) every person or influence that has access to our lives. You are responsible for guarding your heart and you cannot do that if you don’t first decide what’s of God and what’s not!
Lastly, how will you ever determine what is right and what is wrong? This is the simplest answer of them all. God is the judge, he has given us his word, and we can know right and wrong in every situation by examining everything in the light of the word (Hebrews 4:12).