Playing The Judge, Part 1


Sometimes people want to play “The Judge.” When husbands and wives get into an argument, there’s one who may assume the position of “judge.” He/she wants to lay the blame, lay out the argument, then lay down the sentence. Finally, he/she wants to give the punishment. He/she becomes judge, jury, and executioner.

You can always tell the person who plays the judge because they like to use words like this: “you always” or “you never. If you’re married, does your mate do that? Or are you the one?

Well, it’s my duty to tell you to quit it!

What does the Bible say about love? The King James Version of the Bible interprets the word love as charity:

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)