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We are all in debt to God's perfect law. Only Christ's work on the cross can save us.
Jesus' odd comparison of God to an unjust judge may some initial confusion. This sermon should help in understanding the parable and in our view of prayer. Jesus is really giving us an amazing "heads up" about prayer, his coming, justice and our faith!
Our moral judgment and speech are powerful. How should we approach judgement? In Matthew 7: 1-6 Jesus explains what He expects from his followers. This passage speaks of our self-righteous tendency to compare ourselves to others. We think that sin is always “out there,” but we forget that sin is alive and well “in here,” that is, in each once of us.
Preacher: Pastor Tony Simpson. Passage: Matthew 7 vv28-29. When Jesus had finished preaching the Sermon on the Mount the crowds were amazed. They were struck that he spoke we authority and that he did not speak as the teachers of the law. Jesus spoke with authority because of who He is and this made His teaching not only different to the teachers of the law but also unique.
Ps. 82 speaks to all of us as judges of the people and world around us, although Asaph was directing this teaching/exhortation psalm toward the leadership of his day. He does not speak in "dark sayings", but plainly in words easily understood by even the "hard of hearing". Here is a straight forward example of a psalm that is not a direct expression of praise and worship to Jehovah, but uplifts His standards and holds His people accountable for their words and/or actions. No doubt, Asaph was responding to the bribery, unbridled sexuality, greed, and outright lawlessness he saw around him in both the culture and the church of his day. Such sin, he knew, dishonored Jehovah and belittled what He has called holy... Asaph's words and admonitions ring just as loud and true today....
We need to judge others the way we want to be judged by others. Make our first response to look in the mirror at our own issues. Make sure we've dealt with our junk before we approach anyone else.
Paul challenges the Corinthians to redeem the Father's reputation by dealing with a case a well-known case of extreme immorality in their church.