One day, I had a conversation with someone about judgment. The person was in court with someone else over a property. Legally, she had the upper hand but practically, she did not deserve full ownership although the law was on her side. I advised her to administer true justice not on the basis of the law of the land, but on the basis of God’s word. Let’s examine some aspects of God’s judgment.

Zechariah 7:9-10

“This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’

1. Judgment has to be “true.”

It must be based on the truth of God’s word. John 17:17 states; “Your word is truth.”

2. Mercy and compassion are major components of God’s judgment.

We tend to view judgment mainly as punishment, but God sees judgment inversely.

3. Exploiting the weak is injustice.

Sometimes, people who are more powerful, richer or higher in position exploit the weak. A politician can exploit the gullible masses; a pastor can exploit the spiritually illiterate, and a spouse can exploit another because of financial reasons.

4. Judgment is mental.

You don’t have to necessarily carry out an evil act. Planning evil in your mind is counted as injustice by heavenly standards.

It’s time to judge according to truth!

Kakra Baiden