While we insist on judging ourselves, or listening when others judge us, we miss the fact that repentance is the power of God’s forgiveness already operating in us.
We repent and rely exclusively on the One who makes us better. Relying on ourselves or the public opinion will crush us.
When God himself came here as the fully man, fully God Jesus, it was to draw us to him as a means to become like him.
We’re forgiven. We build our house upon this Rock.
By following his way and truth, we enjoy a peaceful life that doesn’t have an expiration date. The life he gives us in the spirit.
The judgment of this world has no power over our spirit. It is God who justifies and turns for good what was once used for evil.