Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 159

159. “For judgment I have come into the world” (John 9:39).

Those who would use Jesus’ teaching on love to imply there is no room for judgment miss the point of His coming altogether. He has come for judgment–just not the kind of judgment we often imagine. Jesus has come to reveal the heart of man, to uncover faith and pride and reveal their opposite destinations. He has come to judge the paths we take and prove them flawed. He has come to judge the heart, even when the actions seem to imply something else. He has come for judgment–but He has come to judge what only love can truly reveal.

 

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