“God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.” (Romans 3:4)
“You have to show me, you have to tell me, you have to reveal yourself to me, or I cannot follow you, I cannot show others the truth, I cannot be obedient.” These are not demands upon the Lord, these words are not said by us in an irreverent way, they are never an attempt to persuade or deceive Him, they are asked because they are the truth, without the wisdom of the Lord God imparted to us, we will be found liars, false prophets.
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” (James 1:5) The wisdom we seek is the knowledge of the truth, to be able to Spiritually discern correctly what the Scriptures say and to expound upon them properly and always for the glory of God. It is the rare man who stands behind the pulpit today that does this, public opinion is what those who sit in the pews want to hear, they want their ears relieved of that itch. They are more than willing to hear of the evil of these days we find ourselves in, but not the unrighteousness that inhabits their own soul, they will listen intently to the words of the Holy Bible and how many were convicted, but resist hearing about the sin within their own lives.
If you want to know the will of God you must ask the Holy Spirit to reveal it to you, and most generally He begins in your own personal life.
This is why nearly all the people you meet that say, “We are not to judge anyone,” will begin to be silent when you show them John 7:24, “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” When you reveal the truth of 1 Corinthians 6:3, “Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” Of that supposed beam in your eye, or the verses that speak of taking a brother in Christ before a secular court. Unless we are willing to look at ourselves, we will always have that beam in our eye, and we will never allow it to be removed so that we can then help our brother.
And my friends, most of the people that you will meet that call themselves Christians will never allow that log to be removed, for it would mean that they would need to look at their own supposed walk with the Lord. They will remain hypocrites.
Churches today, Evangelical churches are filled with these people, their smiles are forced as they speak of some of those in attendance, but as soon as they leave the building, words come from their mouths that deny the truth, that within them they feel more comfortable living a lie, pretending on Sunday morning that their lives are devoted to the glory of God. If you have been blessed with wisdom you can see right through this façade, if you love them, you will mention it to them, and if they are truly saved, they will thank you, praise God and repent.
But that probably will not happen.
The lie is easier, they have trained themselves to look around that beam, it is always easier to see the faults in others than to face those in ourselves.
“For there is no respect of persons with God.” (Romans 2:11) “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Gal. 6:7) I believe that if we envision, as it were, the Lord Jesus Christ listening intently not only to our words, but our every thought, we might act differently, we might begin to look at ourselves as not always on trial, not always in fear of retribution from Him, but in a way that realizes the love He has for us, and that love would be shown to others. Always in love, always with firm truth.
You have this life to speak to most of the people you will meet, after that the time of talking will come to an end. Speak truth, always.