“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12
God promises he will bring all things to account, including every deep and hidden thing. There will be no thought, deed or motive that will not be brought into full transparency.
When we perceive a wrong done to us, our initial instinct is to seek justice. To judge, then to make right. When we desire this we are seeking something good. Jesus installed justice in our souls.
We are, however, much less inclined to judge ourselves similarly. When we see and react to injustice, it is worth asking ourselves whether our reaction is informing us of some deep injustice within our own soul. Perhaps something buried deep, between soul and spirit. Something Jesus can see, but we cannot.
Since all things will be brought to light, it follows that it is to our great benefit to root out darkness now, in this life. To set aside weights and encumbrances that lurk just beneath our consciousness. To clear away the muck that poisons our souls.
Rather than succumbing to our first instinct to criticize, let’s first look for specks in our own eyes. Let’s remember that God is God, and we are not. Conviction is the Spirit’s job. When we put on God’s robe and sit in his judgment seat, we are out of order.
When we see injustice, let’s ask God to open our eyes to peer into our own hearts, and let His cleansing light clear out the dark places, while we are still on this side of glory.