Daily Devotions

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

John 5:22

Judgment Of God

God is making it clear that there is little difference between the judgment of the Father and of the Son. In today's verse, we see that all judgment of man is given to the Son. And yet it is in Romans 3:6, and other places, where we see that it is God who is the judge of man. The point that He is making is this: the judgment of the Father and the Son is the same. Remember when Jesus said that He does nothing except He sees the Father doing it? (John 5:19) Remember when Jesus worked on the Sabbath because the Father was working on the Sabbath? (John 5:16-17) Remember when Jesus deferred His will to the Father's will? (Luke 22:42) Remember when Jesus pointed out how He and the Father were one? (John 17:21) The Scriptures show that they are one in purpose, one in power, and of one mindset. They are one in judgment.

Moreover, this verse in John does not say that God does not judge man at all, but rather that he will not judge man without Christ. Consider the verse which talks about "the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ." (Romans 2:16) And Jesus said, "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." (John 5:30) So again, the emphasis is that both the Father and the Son are one, together in their judgment.

You can be sure the unified judgment of Jesus the Son and God the Father is perfect and will always be executed at the right time and in the right way. The practical effect in your daily life is confidence that your faith is well-placed. (VAL)

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