“Preparing for the Big Day”
Yesterday we found ourselves looking ahead to the time when we face a time of Judgment. This is a time of accountability for EVERYONE. No one escapes the time of judgment. Based on whether or not you have asked Christ to save you depends on what judgment you face.
The Judgment Seat of Christ is the seat where those who have found forgiveness in Christ stand. We must give an account for what we did with what God gave us. On top of that is accountability for husbands, fathers, teachers of God’s word, and other categories. This is not a time where God brings up past sin, rather a time to be held accountable for what we have done since we came to know and accept Christ as our Savior. This is a sobering thought to think about being accountable for all we have done. It should remind us to constantly ask God to search our heart and lives and make us aware of thoughts, attitudes and actions which dishonor Him. We then can leave those things and begin walking in ways which honor God.
The Great White Throne Judgment. This is for people who have never trusted Christ. For some it will be a surprise ending up at this throne. They consider themselves good people and maybe even go to church. But they have not trusted in Christ but their own good works and deeds to make themselves right with God. Others will also be surprised like those who think there is no God only to find out they were wrong and now must stand before Him. These individuals are judged by the Book of Life. And the only way your name is written there is to trust in Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sins.
Because of this we must be ready!!! We must ask hard questions to make sure we are in the Kingdom and have found forgiveness in Christ. We also must examine our lives and hearts and make sure we live a life which honors God so we hear the words “Well done good and faithful servant”.
Let’s be ready for that Day.
Jesus Follower, Husband, Father, and Pastor and trying to keep those in the right order....