But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged
by you or by a human court.
(1 Corinthians 4:3)
Paul is put on trial to be grilled by the low court of human opinion, so he takes his case to the Supreme Court of God’s justice: “He who judges me is the Lord.” Who is competent to sit in judgment of a man’s work and life? Because God knows our spiritual DNA, He is the only righteous judge capable of pronouncing sentence or pardon on His servant. As Christians, we should also refrain from passing judgment on anyone until the Judge of all has made all things clear.