You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
17 But thou hast fulfilled [male'] the judgment [diyn] of the
wicked [rasha`]: judgment [diyn] and justice [mishpat] take
hold [tamak] on thee. KJV-Interlinear
17 'But you were full of judgment
on the wicked; Judgment and justice take
hold of you. NASB
Judge not lest you be judged.
There is no place for opinionated people in the
spiritual life. There is no place for self-righteousness
in the spiritual life. There is no place
for critics, inordinate ambition, negative competition, unreasonable
expectations, or anything that presumes to elevate you at the expense of
someone else, in the spiritual life.
The spiritual life is free, or should be free, of
these types of human expressions of arrogance.
Judgment and justice go hand in hand. They cannot be
separated from each other.
Judgment is the conclusion resulting from a thorough
evaluation. God is the evaluator, and
his evaluation and review of any person's life is thorough and complete. Nothing is ever left out, overlooked, or
Justice is the corrective cleansing process for
washing away the filth resulting from the infraction, sin, failure on the
person's part. Once justice has served
its purpose, then the infraction should be removed and forgotten.
Unfortunately for most folks, they do not learn from
the justice which is imposed on their lives.
And they continue making the same mistakes of attitude and incurring more
and more punishments.
Thus Elihu's comments here. If you do the deed, you should expect the
punishment. If you accuse others of
doing wrong, then you should expect to suffer as a result of your gossip. Do not expect to sit back and criticize, when
it is not your place to criticize, and not expect repercussions from your sin.
So learn the principle. Judgment and justice go hand in hand. What is applicable for others, is applicable
See the rock in your own eye and deal with your own
self, and ignore the speck in the eyes of others.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.