“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.” (1 Corinthians 2:15)
The man of the letter is brittle. He has one hard and fast rule which he blanketly applies. The man of the Spirit is flexible, as unpredictable as the wind. What he has the wisdom to do in one day, he has the wisdom not to do in another.
Jesus confounded those who sought to entrap Him. They continually peppered Him with questions, seeking to find “loopholes” and inconsistencies in His positions. He knew though that they were less after the truth and more wanting to justify themselves. “But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?” (Luke 10:29)
We will enter into many an unnecessary contest with men when we are not simply following the Spirit’s lead. There is no need to justify ourselves before men when we are right with God. Let them nit-pick. Let them find fault with our decisions. If in the end, God will say, “Well done, good and faithful servant,” we can live now with whatever misjudgment men may throw our way.