Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Judgement vs Correction

Biblically, judgement is not telling someone they err. Judgement is knowing that someone is in error, purposefully not telling them, and making assumptions of the person's ultimate destination. It also happens to be the cowards way out, and we know where cowards go.

Correction is informing a person they have done wrong (sin), which can be handled in a loving or unloving manner. We should always strive to correct in love.

We must be so careful not to confuse judgement with correction. One of Satan's (and our heart's) tricks is to fool us into thinking that correction from people is judgement, it is not. Judgement is a silent death sentence, correction is verbal and even if told in an unloving manner, is far more beneficial for us in the long run.

"He who loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid." (Proverbs 12:1)

You are blessed when you are told you sin, it gives you an opportunity to glorify your maker. (Job 5:17,Prov 29:15, Heb 12:11, 2 Tim 3:16)