24 Judge [shaphat] me, O LORD [Y@hovah] my God ['elohiym],
according to thy righteousness [tsedeq]; and
let them not rejoice [samach] over me. KJV-Interlinear
me, O LORD, my God, according to your righteousness, and let them not rejoice
over me! ESV
How does God judge us? By what standard does He evaluate us? Gods uses truth, or His righteousness as the means to evaluate each person and sets that standard against the carnal standards of the world.
Gods righteousness, is the perfect state, which we acquire by means of learning Bible doctrine.
God does not evaluate based on our intellect, based on our deeds, based on our good intentions, or by means of anything that is within our capability.
Look at the world. Nearly everyone has a disadvantage of one sort or another.
Not everyone is smart. Not everyone has honorable intentions. Not everyone is equally as capable as the rest.
There are so many variables in the attributes of humanity, and so many differences, that to judge anyone by some standard, that is above those incapable of that standard, would be unfair.
So, God uses a standard of absolute perfection, or a standard that no one is capable of achieving on their own.
But, everyone that is capable of thinking, is capable of learning. Everyone who is capable of making decisions, is capable of choosing to learn Bible doctrine, or of rejecting it.
God looks down into the souls of people and searches for doctrine in that soul. Bible doctrine is the foundation and substance of all of the spiritual life. So if one has studied and learned, then there is a basis for a good evaluation. If there is no doctrine in the soul, then there is nothing there to evaluate.
An empty head, is a zero score.
But who has control over what is in the soul? You do.
You decide to pursue learning, or you do not. And that makes you the one that is responsible for your ultimate evaluation, good or bad.
And, since a person who pursues a daily study, and learns and grows up in their spiritual life, is phenomenally rewarded, then there will be no one to laugh at them for their success.
Of all possible outcomes in life, the best vindication in life is the one that results in success for all of eternity.