Summary of passage: It is God’s job to judge and we are only accountable to Him.
6) Personal Question. My answer: Any that would be asked of me if it’s a stumbling block.
7) It is God’s job to judge, not ours.
8 ) Each of us will give an account of himself to God. If we judge others, we are accountable to God for that as well.
Conclusions: No comment.
End Notes: We live for God alone. Stop worrying about your brother. You have enough to answer for on your own.
Smith explains the Judgment seat: “This is the bema seat, equivalent to the judge’s seat in the Olympic Games. After each game, the winners came before the judge’s seat to receive crowns for first, second, and third places. Likewise, the Christian’s works will be tested by fire, and he’ll be rewarded for those which remain . . . The judgment seat of Christ is only concerned with a Christian’s rewards and position in the kingdom, not with his salvation.” All Christians will be judged and the judgement will be based on works (2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15).
The quotation from Isaiah 45:23 emphasizes the fact that all will have to appear before God in humility, and give account of himself before God. Since this is the case, we should let God deal with our brother.