The Slut, the Righteous Judges, & Savior

harlotOh, how we forget.  There’s ONE good guy.  That’s all folks.  Have you been a Christian for a long time?  You may want to take a quick look at yourself and investigate whether you have fallen victim of becoming a righteous judge.  So, most of you know the story.  The whore was caught IN THE ACT of adultery.  That’s right, folks.  She was probably naked, most definitely ashamed, and certainly expecting death.  Does that remind you of anyone?  It should remind you of YOU.  If it doesn’t, you lost sight of grace and it would be helpful for you to admit that you resonate more with the Pharisees.  So, there she is.  Caught in sin.  Will you be caught in sin today?  Let me answer that.  Yes.  Will you deserve to be stoned today? Yes.  (pot-heads rejoicing…no, not that kind of stoned, dummy)  And the one that can judge us, the one that can destroy both body and soul says, “then, neither do I condemn you.”  But according to the law, she deserved to die.  And according to God’s law, we do too.  And yet, as Christians, we walk around thinking of ourselves as better than others.

Can you imagine this whore getting up, after Jesus says to “Go and sin no more,” then pointing the finger at all the onlookers and criticizing them for their sin.  Can you imagine them asking, “Who are you to talk” and her responding, “Umm.  Way better than you.  I’m like a real good person.”  And yet this is the very thing that I do.  It’s the very thing that you do.  It’s like once we are saved from being the slut, we seem to think we graduate to righteous judge.

Make NO mistake about it: Everyone who’s ever walked the face of the earth IS one of three: slut, righteous judge, or savior. That means every reader, unless Jesus is reading this blog post, is the whore or a righteous judge, whether you like it or not.  Here’s some sub-categories to help out.  

slut 1: You have accepted Christ, recognizing that He is the only “good guy” that offers hope for a sinner like you. You now walk with joy that you have been forgiven for so much and yet deserved death and destruction.  Now, through Jesus, you are more than a conquerer. There is no more shame nor condemnation for you.  You are no longer identified as a sinner but rather as Jesus’ righteousness. 

slut 2: Perhaps you have not accepted Christ, but you are starting to recognize that the path you are on is no good, offers no lasting valuable return, perhaps you are beginning to feel sick to your stomach, recognizing the hopelessness of this world. Perhaps you are humiliated at who you have become and you know you need to be at Jesus’ feet to find identity.

slut 3:  Maybe you have accepted Christ and maybe not, but regardless, you are choosing darkness over light and are living in a way that leads to death and destruction.  You know this.  Are you going to turn from your sin or will you come close to death and destruction before that happens; perhaps it will even be too late.

righteous judges:  This represents all believers in Jesus as well as all unbelievers that are dependent on their own work, rather than the work that Jesus did on the cross.  Yes, some of these folks are going to go to heaven, having already accepted Christ.  Some, having never accepted Christ, will be separated from Him forever.  If you are a righteous judge and have accepted Christ, benefitting from His precious blood, you are working against the gospel and making hard for the rest of us as you point to yourself for glory (which is laughable), when we are trying to point to Christ.

Oh, the irony.  There’s sluts and righteous judges in and out of the church.  There’s sluts and righteous judges that are heaven-bound and hell-bound.  The difference maker was, is and always will be Jesus.

Me? I choose slut any and every day.  I pray that i remain in “slut 1″ category, but am thankful for His grace that abounds each time i fall into “slut 2″ or “slut 3.”  Every day of my life, may I see myself thrown at His feet, naked and ashamed, hearing His words, “then neither do I condemn you.  Go and sin no more.”

here’s a gift to you. a song written back in the early nineties by Michael Pritzl of the Violet Burning.

Check it out.  “The Song of the Harlot.”

What do you think?

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