Therefore, any one of you who judges is without excuse. For when you judge another, you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the same things.
2 We know that God’s judgment on those who do such things is based on the truth.
3 Do you really think—anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same—that you will escape God’s judgment?
4 Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?
5 But because of your hardness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath, when God’s righteous judgment is revealed.
6 He will repay each one according to his works:
7 eternal life to those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor, and immortality;
8 but wrath and indignation to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth but are obeying unrighteousness;
9 affliction and distress for every human being who does evil, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek;
10 but glory, honor, and peace for everyone who does what is good, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek.
11 There is no favoritism with God.
12 All those who sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all those who sinned under the law will be judged by the law.
13 For the hearers of the law are not righteous before God, but the doers of the law will be declared righteous.
14 So, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, instinctively do what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law.
15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences confirm this. Their competing thoughts will either accuse or excuse them
16 on the day when God judges what people have kept secret, according to my gospel through Christ Jesus.
Revelation 22:12 “Look! I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me to repay each person according to what he has done.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love,
I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries
and all knowledge, and if I have all faith
so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor,
and if I give my body in order to boast
but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy,
is not boastful, is not conceited,
5 does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked,
and does not keep a record of wrongs.
6 Love finds no joy in unrighteousness
but rejoices in the truth.
7 It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies,
they will come to an end; as for languages, they will cease;
as for knowledge, it will come to an end.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when the perfect comes, the partial will come to an end.
11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child,
I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put aside childish things.
12 For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
but then face to face. Now I know in part,
but then I will know fully, as I am fully known.
13 Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
“12 Tenors – You Raise Me Up”