In the previous blog, ‘Jesus as Judge,’ we saw that Jesus was,
‘..tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.’ Hebrews 4:15
Therefore Jesus is perfectly suited to be the Judge at the Great White Throne Judgement.
‘…the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son…’ John 5:22
In this blog we want to discuss that Jesus is the perfect Judge because God has no favorites.
‘For God does not show favoritism.’ Romans 2:11
If God had favorites, fair judgement would be impossible. Still, the question is, how will a darling of the world versus a nobody, be judged? Compare the poor man who ekes out a living, with the flashy successful businessman, politician, actor, et cetera? What about the beauty queen or career woman versus an ordinary housewife?
Will Jesus be influenced by rank or success? Let’s look how Jesus treated king Herod when Jesus appeared before him at His trial,
‘He [Herod] plied Him [Jesus] with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer.’ Luke 23:9
Jesus showed us that He was not intimidated by rank. Nor was He in the least scared to tell the Pharisees and the teachers of the law the truth,
‘Woe to you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the Kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.’ Matthew 23:13
(This is so reminiscent, in our day, of some ‘theologians’ who do their best to lead followers of Jesus astray. They did it 2,000 years ago.)
Why Jesus cannot favor anybody
With favoritism, no fair judgment is possible. We will all scrutinize Jesus’ every judgment. At stake is eternal destinations, one good and one bad. The slightest form of favoritism will taint the Judge’s character. Since Jesus is holy, we can be sure there will be no preferential treatment for anybody. Judgment will be based on what we did while on earth.