June 22 The Undeviating Test
“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be
judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
This statement is not a haphazard guess, it is an eternal law of God.
Whatever judgment you give, it is measured to you again. There is a difference
between retaliation and retribution. Jesus says that the basis of life is
retribution – “with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
If you have been shrewd in finding out the defects in others, remember that
will be exactly the measure given to you. Life serves back in the coin you pay.
This law works from God's throne downwards （cf. Psalm 18:25-26）.
Romans 2 applies it in a still more definite way, and says that the one
who criticizes another is guilty of the very same thing. God looks not only at
the act, He looks at the possibility. We do not believe the statements of the
Bible to begin with. For instance, do we believe this statement, that the
things we criticize in others we are guilty of ourselves? The reason we see
hypocrisy and fraud and unreality in others is because they are all in our own
hearts. The great characteristic of a saint is humility – Yes, all those things
and other evils would have been manifested in me but for the grace of God,
therefore I have no right to judge.