Free from Man’s Examination

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Paul tells us in I Corinthians 4:3 that it was “a very small thing” that he should be judged by man. The Concordant Version says,

Now to me it is the least trifle that I may be being examined by you or by man’s day.

Others may choose to “examine” or judge us. However sincere their actions may be, or appear to be, we are not to be affected by this. When we, like Paul, walk before the Lord, their verdicts will be “the least trifle” in our sight, and in God’s. In fact, if we are concerned about their opinions, it will have a hindering effect on God’s work in us.

… Am I seeking to please men? If I still pleased men, I were not a slave of Christ (Galatians 1:10).

Thus, we have Paul’s instruction,

Let no one, then, be judging you … (Colossians 2:16)

C2Pilkington-4Clyde Pilkington
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