Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 1 Cor. 6:3, NIV
Such a wonderful promise. And such an amazing idea to someone like me. I have never judged anything or anyone. As far as judging goes I have been pretty near the bottom of the stack.
Now we know that in creation we have been made lower than the angels. David says "little lower" in Psalm 8:5, speaking of our order in creation.
Now what is very important is that Jesus, in the flesh, was also made lower than the angels. But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor... (Hebrews 2:9). How much the Son gave up when He became human. J. Vernon McGee used to say, "Mary put a diaper on God."
But how are we ever to be in a position to judge angels? For Lord Jesus, it is very plain, He gave His life for us, and is to return to the Father in glory. John chapter 17:5 says it so well in a prayer of Jesus. "And now Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began."
Now you may ask, how does that apply to us judging angels? It is so wonderful. Jesus won this authority through His life and death, and He will share it with us. We are to be His co-heirs in glory.