What's the last verse you read in the bible?
September 9, 2011 1:22pm CST
I just want to share this wonderful verse that I read from Romans chapter 2. God’s Righteous Judgment You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? This is a very beautiful verse but honestly, quite hard to follow. There are times that you can't help but to judge the person right away by the way they dress or the thing they say. But this verse will always reminds me not to judge a person right away. I know it is hard but I will try my best to do so. Thank God for this wonderful message.
4 people like this
• Marion, Kansas
9 Sep 11
We are reading the Bible in 90 days at my church. I am reading in Judges right now. I am amazed at the things that are said in the Old Testament and mirrored in the New Testament. It is a lot of reading, but the point is that we often pick and choose what we will read, but for now we are going to read the whole Bible and get the whole picture.
10 Sep 11
hi chiwasaki:) Let me share you my favorite verse, I always read this whenever I feel weak and doubt my capacity on doing things and making right decisions. The LORD gave this command to Joshua son of Nun: "Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with you."Deuteronomy 31:23 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
• United States
10 Sep 11
It is certainly a verse that would make things a lot different for many if they respected it. I do not think I would pass judgement on any level...God or otherwise..if I chose to judge a person at all. It is simply not my place. I think there is alot to gain from the verse.
9 Sep 11
Wow, that's a beautiful verse. But, you're right. It's hard to do, especially since we tend to get judgmental about other people. I try to follow the "read the bible in a year" plan by reading snippets everyday, but, I think the last time that I read was on the 5th. And the last verse I read was 1st Corinthians 15:28 (The whole read was from Verse 1, but I'll just share the last verse): "Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all." I guess, I have to make up for the lost days.
• Paso Robles, California
9 Sep 11
I just read John 4: 1-26, the story of Jesus and the woman at the well in Samaria. Not only does Jesus talk about the meaniing of true worship, but he also tells the woman He is the Messiah she is waiting for. Now I'd like to go back to that passage in Romans that you used to start this discussion. There is a lot of confusion in Christian circles about what it means to judge a person. In the legal sense, a judge is one who decides if a person is innocent or guilty and has the power to condemn that person. That is the way "judge" should be interpreted in this passage. Are you condemning a person for something that you actually do yourself and excuse in yourself? Then expect God to judge you the same way. But there is another meaning to the world judge -- to form an opinion or estimate, or to infer, think, or hold an opinion. This is what happens when we form a first impression of someone we see. We might say to ourselves or someone else that he is a freeloader or a crook, or a dreamer, or or a hyocrite, but we are not acting as that person's judge unless we also are condemning him in our hearts. This kind of judging is merely an evaluation of what we know of that person. Is he honest enough to trust? Is this someone I'd want to leave my children with when I go out with my husband? Would I want to meet this person alone in a dark alley? Would this person be a good friend? Is this person a sincere Christian? Is that politician a crook? Everyone makes these evalutions almost instinctively because our survival might depend on it. Jesus and Paul both expected believers to do this sort of judging. What we are not to do is condemn people in our hearts.
10 Sep 11
The key thing is not that you judge someone, but you do the same thing. So you are saying, "Do as I say, not as I do." Oh I am reading I Corinthians and on the 16th chapter. Now back to the subject, many people assume that you are not to judge others and that leads to not cautioning someone when he does wrong or excusing him because of his ethnicity, poverty etc. such as she has a right to steal as she has children to feed and her husband left her, etc. You have to distinguish between righteous judgement and unrighteous judgment and Paul was warring about people who sinned in a certain manner and while they were doing it, disapproved of those who were doing the same thing while giving the idea that they themselves were free of that sin.
18 Sep 11
Our Sermon this morning was on I John the 2nd chapter, and it ended on the 20th verse. I also started on Ephesians 1 this morning. Our pastor was talking about hypocrisy and it was about Doeg the Edomite who pretended to be a good man while he was plotting to murder the priests.
• United States
19 Feb 12
The last verse I read was Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. this is probably one of the best verses I have read. I love that verse it reminds me that I am never gonna be alone and God will always be there for me and never forsake me.
16 Feb 12
Incidentally I have also been reading Romans chapters 1. 2 and 3 because I am making a Sunday School lesson on it. Honestly I’ve been truly blessed by these Chapters. I now believe more that the Book of Romans can change one’s life. I’ve learned a lot and have seen how deprave I am and have nothing to boast about in front of God. It is really by grace that I’ve been saved from condemnation of God. So each of us, no matter who we are is sinful. We all have sinned and come short of the glory of God so we have no right to judge because when we judge we indulge in self-incrimination. We can never say we do right all the time so if we judge others we condemn our own self. Only God is the judge and the righteous judge of all. But indeed we all have committed this sin of judging others. Thanks to Romans 2, I am reminded to be careful about judging others.
18 Sep 11
This is a great message that God has given us. Justifying others will make us to develop hatred feelings towards others. But once if we realise that passing judgement is not our task it will be easy then to forgive others. Atleast we can ignore them without showing much hatred
15 Sep 11
The last verses I read in the Bible were the last lines in the book of Ecclesiastes. The verses were a summation of everything about life, and all that matters is we live the commandments God has given us... As for passing judgment, we are all given free will to assess our neighbors. We must exercise this freedom to make judgment because it keeps us on the right path to be with our God. That is why we are cautioned, time and again, to choose our friends. Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are. We hear news reports everyday about corrupt people who try to manipulate others. We listen to heartbreaking news about pedophiles and rapists who molest and abuse innocent children, and lately kill, so that there will be no evidence that could hold them in the court of law or bar of justice. We learn of young people who massacre schools and camps, terrorists who sow fear in our otherwise better world. I think we could pass judgment on these...
• United States
14 Sep 11
I know I'm replying four days later, but I think it is an interesting coincidence that I had finished Romans 2 today. By the Holy Spirit Paul, after pointing out the non-Jew is under sin, he points out the Jews are also under sin. By the Spirit in chapter 3 he'll underscore the point we are all under sin without Christ. Thank God for our salvation in Christ!
• United States
11 Sep 11
Hi chiwasaki, I agree with you that there are times that we can't help but judge a person, that is the human side of us and we are still in the flesh. But God Word is telling us to go beyond the flesh to the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of us. The last verse that I read was today: But the anointing which ye have received of [God] abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you all things, and is truth. 1 John2:27 It is telling us that the Holy Spirit is inside us teaching us the truth. He speaks into our spirit. Then our spirit relays His promptings to our mind. That is if you allow or invite the Holy Spirit in.