“Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.” (Proverbs 28:5)
It is one thing to sit in judgment of others; it is another thing to judge ourselves. But even that is dangerous when we’re not seeing ourselves the way God sees us. The Lord is both a “God of mercy” and a “God of judgment.” He wants to help us, but He wants us to see ourselves clearly so we can know where we need His help.
We can go to opposite extremes: either never examining ourselves or over-examining ourselves. The only safe place is to earnestly seek God. If we don’t, His judgments will be “far above out of our sight.”
“The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.” (Ps. 10:4,5)
We may think all is well, when we are one step from disaster. We may think the sky is falling, when all is well. In ourselves, we are poor judges of anything. But if we will seek the Lord, we will “understand all things.” What He sees, we will see – about ourselves, about others, about the world we live in.