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… I judge not my own self … (I Corinthians 4:3).
When we judge ourselves we are actually passing judgment on God’s work and ability in us. In faith we need to rest, not in our abilities, but in His capacity to carry out His Own work in us. This is why Paul would not pass judgment on himself.
We must also walk in faith and see our brothers as who they really are. They, too, are the work of God. We must not be party to the judgment of God’s work (Romans 14:4, 10, 13).
We must always remember that God is busy at work in His Own creation. We can rest completely in “the purpose of Him Who works all things after the counsel of His Own will” (Ephesians 1:11). We can rest in this for ourselves, as well as for others.
We are all like a building under construction, a painting yet wet and unfinished, a tapestry still being woven, a batter still being mixed, a tree that has yet to reach maturity. We must with patience await the Master’s grand completion.
… Then do we with patience wait for it (Romans 8:25).