Judgment Call

God knows who is innocent and who is guilty. Many times we don’t. But we can ask Him to help us have discernment. Raising children or dealing with grandchildren is challenging because often they blame each other for some offence. It’s hard to know who actually did something. That goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Adam blamed Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. And ultimately Adam even blamed God. But God knew the truth, and in reality, all were guilty and all received punishment.

When we are put in a position that we have to make a judgment call about guilt, we need to pray.

“Fear the Lord and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials, for those two will send sudden destruction on them, and who knows what calamities they can bring? These also are sayings of the wise: To show partiality in judging is not good: Whoever says to the guilty, ‘You are innocent,’ will be cursed by peoples and denounced by nations. But it will go well with those who convict the guilty, and rich blessing will come on them.”

Proverbs 24:21-25

God can give us insight and a gift of knowledge that helps us know. We need to ask.

Heavenly Father, help me to see truth even if people want to blame others. Sometimes I need to make judgments and that is not easy. Give me discernment and an ability to know that goes beyond my own understanding.

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