I am in no position.
No position to judge you.
I owe you.
A debt of love.
Nothing authorizes me to act as your judge.
I am unqualified.


My numerous faults.
My impatience.
My mean thoughts and actions tip the scale of judgment insanely and beyond hope.
I am human. Not deity.

No work I do and no amount of good deeds I contribute to humanity can ever save me from my deficiency, my inadequacy.

Yet the gavel slams down . . . Unqualified!and the scale of judgment is balanced. It’s been balanced for almost 2,000 years.
I didn’t make it happen nor could I have prevented the divine act from happening.


An irreversible covenant. Blood, tears, sacrifice, death balanced the scale . . . for me. For free.
I accept it. Openly and honestly, I admit my frailty, my failure, my inability. I believe in the One who made it happen.
Belief turned into empowerment.

Today, my position matters. What I do from now on will endure like gold or burn up like straw. Unconditional love is mine for eternity, never fading. Earthly pain and sorrow, yes, but no fear. What will I do to show I care? To demonstrate my thankfulness? To express my love?

I am still unqualified . . . but not for the same reasons of the past, the time of unbelief.
My Lord and God sacrificed to set you free. He shed his royal robes and left his divine paradise to come get you. His love for you is flawless…and he loves you effortlessly.

“For God did NOT send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.” John 3:17 amp

Therefore . . .
I am in no position to judge.
I owe only a debt of love.
Nothing qualifies me to act as man’s judge, no matter how I’m treated or how our views differ.
I am unqualified.
Except to forgive.

The scale is permanently balanced for both of us.
Before the balance, all were lost, hopeless, doomed.
Before the balance, darkness ruled, despair hung over us.
“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in God’s one and only Son.” John 3:18
Step out of judgment and into belief.

It’s that simple. Walk away from the world’s lies into true freedom.


The Embattled Spirit is set apart, an extension, a flame . . . but never takes up the Judge’s gavel.

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