The Judgment of God

"For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?"  (I Peter 4:17).

Judgment shall begin at the house of God.  God is not going to judge others as he judges us.  When we speak we are expected to speak as oracles of God.  Very often we speak at random and as though we know everything about others.  One wrong suggestion from us can ruin many.  We must be careful about what we speak.  We must not let others force their ideas on us.  When we do the perfect will of God, Heaven's forces will be with us.

Satan is watching us as he watched Peter when he was professing to be faithful unto death.  Satan immediately attacked him.  Our spiritual strength is dependent on our obedience.  God will fill those who obey Him perfectly with great strength.  If we are not careful about our children Satan will attack them.  Measure your spiritual strength before you speak.  If God has done something great for you, speak about it very humbly measuring your present strength.  Remember your spiritual strength is being undermined by your disobedience.

Judgment will begin at the house of God.  Eli's house was judged very severely.  There was no repeal.  God said it and it was done.  God is going to bless us but not at random.  "I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.  Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols" (Revelation 2:19,20).  God was observing this Church.  There were many virtues.  But a big honorable woman was there who was living a loose life.  Her example was very bad and ruined many.  However big we are, it is good for us to examine ourselves and quickly set our lives right.

When Moses was going to Egypt according to the Word of God, the devil found a cause to attack him.  He had not obeyed God in circumcising his children.  Moses understood his fault and saw to it that it was quickly set right.