The initial voice of conscience was always found true. Any person can follow the voice of conscience if he/she is in ‘Truth’.
‘Conscience’ always refers to self awareness. The reflections of conscience can be compared to a mirror. This will account for the real understanding of one’s mind, body, soul and related aspects. Thus In order to live in a right way, it is necessary to build a firm foundation of understanding in the true conscience despite our mere imaginations.
People understand (know) each other with respect to their own reasoning, definitions and related experiences.
Unfortunately, knowing each other is purely an evaluation rather than the true understanding. Even though evaluating is not tolerated, it has been justified; whereas the wrong evaluation will never be! So understanding and evaluation (when it is unavoidable) are the two opposite faces of reality, It holds good only if it is according to the voice of conscience.
For example, let us assume that there is a plant growing in a garden above human’s height. Plants grow faster and humans wonder the beauty of nature. But no one can say that its height is equal the length of its morning shadow!. Because as you are measuring its length, it changes. It is even more complicated to know the heights of a human personality by simple means! Or with available facts.
So, when we evaluate, or try to understand a person, there are highest possibilities of miscalculations. It is impossible to evaluate a man rightly. (So only God can judge us). Many a times the tenderness of human heart is lost by other’s misjudgment. Going further, it has destroyed many lives. Many people have messed up their life into a tragedy. Evaluation may go with our day to day communication as a basic necessity of social life or in a detailed psycho analysis if you are about that profession. Thus the whole world gives first preference (Not in terms of basic needs but social needs) to the ‘communication’ among all human interactions.
The more you create an image about yourself, lesser the possibility for others evaluates you. So subconsciously, everyone is trying to present him/herself in the best possible way. In turn having a social awareness of being judged by the people. We need to be honest in presenting ourselves in a relationship where understanding matters.
Jesus said: “Do not judge others, so that God will not judge you…” Mathew 7:1-5, Because, He knew the errors of the human minds.
In the beginning, when man sinned as he ate the forbidden fruit-that gave the knowledge of what is good and what is bad. (We should understand here that: This is not the knowledge of Good & Bad but the knowledge of what is good & what is bad). This knowledge brought everything in terms of good and bad into our minds leading us to judge things according to the fruit that was forbidden by God almighty. So whatever judgment we pass, is eventually forbidden by the Lord.
So, when we judge, we bring judgment against us by the Lord. So the sin brought judgment for being disobedient, It also brought judgment by ourselves for being guilty. But God judged Man with mercy and loved His children very much. He established his salvation by sending his only son to this world.
The self-judgment brought fear and guilt into human heart, and he went away from his creator. When human beings multiplied and increased in number, the potential to judge each other became a predominant human nature (As we see today.). Later, as we did not condemn ourselves (Because self hatred was painful to us, and we loved ourselves), we justified ours sins. In all these cases we did not obey the Only Lord who keeps the authority to judge everyone. Man challenged him. Yet, the true justification comes out of love! So we loved sin and we justified it.! We can’t love sin and God together. Because no one can serve two masters.
The first commandment of love says: Love your God with all your heart, mind and strength. (Luke 🙂 The one, who loves God, can not justify his sin. And when you love God, he will turn all things work for your good. (Rom 🙂
Yes, justification comes in terms of love. Jesus loved us and thus justified us by hanging on the cross. He cried out to heaven saying, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do”.
The same justification comes out of love when we forgive our brothers and sisters by telling: “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do”. When we forsake our evil motives and leave our issues for God’s judgment, salvation is sure to come to us; because Lord Almighty will justify us.
God is true. God is good. God is love. He is merciful. We acknowledge him and praise him. Our praise is true and it is justified by in truth, We acknowledge that our God as True and He justifies us by his mercy. As we justify God in Truth and justify each one by love and forgiveness, we shall become one in God. He has justified us on the cross, bringing the Kingdom of God to us.
Thus for true understanding, we need justification for the one who we try to understand. We must be aware of one thing i.e., God did not justify our sins. He justified our helplessness and He forgave us. Here we can see how He understands and knows us the best. So our efforts should be always to come out of our helplessness-in-sin. For this reason He commanded us to reject the sin as he is helping us in our helplessness. In the same way, when we understand others, it refers to justify the limitations of a person and not his mistakes. Then we will be able to forgive each other. If we are unable to understand and forgive each other, we shall forgive them for Lord’s Glory. Then He will forgive our sins in His Glory. As we pray to our father… “Forgive our sins as we forgive those who sin against us” For all reasons, we need to surrender ourselves in the hands of the Lord. Then He shall become our potter and we, the clay!