“For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:14
“Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge.” John 8:50
There is only one judge and that is God- one who judges not only the actions of man, but the heart of man. In John 8 Jesus connects the glory He receives from God with God’s judgment, a seemingly nonsensical answer to the Jews accusations, and also to any logical thinker, as this statement makes sense only if one knows The Christ. It is only through Christ that judgment is taken, by God, from man and is then cast onto Christ. This is a concept that is unknown and unacceptable among other religions; God, the judge of all works, good and evil, takes on the judgment of those He saves, thereby judging them in accordance to their relationship with Him. It is through this AMAZING display of love that Jesus Christ is glorified- that HIS work alone is cause for God’s judgment to be satisfied, for us to be made new and for His righteousness to be given to us. All this is possible because God is the Judge. Because of His position I should be motivated to a couple different responses. Foremost, rejoice in who Christ has made me to be before the Holy, Just, and Righteous Judge, knowing that I am no longer under the judgment of God. Secondly, that I would be motivated to good works because of this. My works are no longer for my gain, but for the glory of Christ.