Don't we all "hope" the Judge will be fair?


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Romans 15:1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 8 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed 9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:
Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
I will sing the praises of your name.”
10 Again, it says,
“Rejoice, you Gentiles, with his people.”
11 And again,
“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles;
let all the peoples extol him.”
12 And again, Isaiah says,
The Root of Jesse will spring up,
one who will arise to rule over the nations;
in him the Gentiles will hope.”
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
How does God know how I feel? How does God know what being a human in this world is like? How does God know? Sure, you can say " God is omniscient omnipotent and omnipresent, so that's how He knows"... but what does that mean????

When Cain slew Abel, how did God know if Cain was full of passion and rage or if Abel was afraid. Since there was never a murder before, did Abel know fear? People say God is full of rage and passion.... did God learn rage from watching the humans? How would God know what humans feel unless He had actually "walked a mile in our shoes".

We're all going to be judged. God is going to be there with Jesus right beside Him. That's all Biblical. Ask you preacher or your priest and if they are honest, they will tell you, "It is true". We are going to be judged on everything we ever did. BUT, for Christians [be they Jew or Gentile] .... when God brings up something from our past... before we accepted Jesus, Jesus is going to say "I covered that". When God gets to the things from our past... after we accepted Jesus, we'll be on our own. We will have consequences. Jesus will make sure the consequences are appropriate. He knows how it feels.

How do you explain "But Lord I was full of Passion when I kicked that dog... it bit me!"? Does God know what it's like to be a human bitten by a dog? Does God know what it's like to be a dog, kicked across the room? The preacher or the priest just said God knows everything.

I think a smart lawyer in line might think this is the time for them to step up and say.... "How can someone who creates the feeling really know what the feeling feels like and how to react to the feeling?". A smart lawyer might spend is last few minutes before his own judgement arguing against the omnipotence of God. I think at that second... Jesus would say.... "He knows because I became human. I showed Him how it feels. I'm His Son, and He loves me so much, He felt every blow. He felt every tear as it hit my cheek." Then Jesus Himself will defend or prosecute us... and God will listen and know.

Jesus didn't have to make it that personal. Jesus didn't have to come here and endure all that pain and passion for us. God knew what His Son was about to go through. They did it for us! They did it for the smart lawyer, long before he got in that line.

How do you know what that double chocolate tastes like unless you try a bite?

Jews and Gentiles.... descendants of Noah and his three sons.... all of the descendants [Jewish or Gentile], will be judged.

Jesus said "Love Your Neighbor". Paul says here.... "If you 'Love Your Neighbor', then Judgement will go better for you. "

If you will just spend your time being kind to everyone.... just as you would want everyone to be kind to you... then you won't have time to get bitten by the dog. If you spend all your time being kind to everyone.... just as you want everyone to be kind to you.... you won't have time to get in trouble. If you spend all your time being kind to everyone.... Judgement will go better for you.

How does God know? Because Jesus has been here.

Check out verses 12 and 13 again.

Don't we all "hope" the Judge will be fair?