Vintage message from July 9, 1989; a review of 1 Corinthians, chapters 1 through 8, recorded at Calvary Chapel of Mira Mesa, San Diego, California.
“Sometimes we allow what people say to us in judgement to burden us, to condemn us, to depress us, and we walk through our lives completely defeated all the time. Paul is saying a spiritual man makes judgement. He will decide what’s right and wrong in life, but he will not allow what other people are saying to him to tear him down. He’s not subject to that judgement. He’s subject to one judgement — that’s the judgement of God, the judgement of the Lord in his life. If you have Jesus is your life, the judgement is going to be, ‘Enter into my kingdom.’ If you don’t have the Lord in your life, the judgement is going to be, ‘Depart from me you workers of iniquity.’ And those are the judgements we need to be worrying about the most. We don’t need to worry about if someone looks at you and says, ‘You’re the ugliest person I ever met and I think you’re slime.’ What is that to me? They can call me names all they want. Sticks and stones, you know. But it’s what God believes about me and knows about me that counts really…We need to look at each other as part of God’s temple and not try to destroy it, but to bless each other and to build each other up.”