If I were to throw myself from the Macela Rock, at over 6,000 feet elevation in the Mantiqueira Mountains (which I won’t do, since I have a fear of heights), who would get the worst of it, me or the rocks? The rocks would not hurt themselves. They would not even move or feel a thing. I’m the one who would come out of it all broken up!

And when God justifies but man accuses?

Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Romans 8:33 NET

The question is rhetorical. No one need supply an answer, for we all know what the answer is.

Someone might speak ill of us, and speak they will. The Christian will hear all sorts of lies and falsehoods about himself from those who want to tear down the truth. Such words, however, will be unable to affect his relationship with God, nor his eternal destiny. They will be merely false words empty of power.

If it is God who judges us, then the judgment of man, and our own judgment, are made null and void. We ought to make the greatest effort to have his approval, and once we have it (for there is a way to be certain of it), we can rest quietly in the justification through Christ.

In the same way that the rocks of the mountain don’t worry much about me.

 

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