I’ve been pondering this question lately. If God is love why do people constantly feel judged by Him? I was lead to John 3:1-21 this morning and this is what I realized about judgment.
God sent His Son into the world because of His love for the world and desire to restore the relationship He once had with humans at the beginning of Creation. He didn’t send His Son to judge the world but sent His son because of His love for the world. (John 3:17) So if Jesus purpose was not to bring judgment why do people still feel judged by God?
It is because the world got used to living in darkness and Jesus brought Light. God sent His Son, Jesus, to save us from eternal separation from Him, eternal darkness. Jesus came to earth with the Light so He could expel the darkness in our lives. But men like the darkness because the Light exposed their deeds. Their pride and fear has kept them in darkness instead of choosing the love that comes from the Light. (John 3: 18-20)
But what people in darkness need to understand is that God doesn’t care what we have done, He just wants us back. Our pride keeps us from returning to Him when we choose to remain in darkness instead of embrace the Light of His love and forgiveness. People who choose to love evil hate the Light and accept judgment for themselves instead of love. They choose to live for self instead of being restored into union with God and by doing so choose to feel judged. They don’t see a need for rescue and by choosing to live in darkness choose to feel judged.
People who choose to live in darkness are afraid of the consequences they may face by stepping into the Light of God’s love, forgiveness, and restored relationship with Him. But what they don’t realize is once they finally walk out of darkness, and into Light, it is only then that the consequence of this decision are forgotten because they see they see the Truth and benefits the Light brings. They see the need for the Light. Once they decide to step into the Light they are finally able to live fully loved and fully known by God. Once they step into the Light they are finally free!
The choice is yours. If you want to step out of the darkness of judgment and into the Light of Love, message me and we can talk more.