Thursday, August 13, 2015

"The Judge"

"To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect."  Hebrews 12:23

I watched one of those court shows yesterday.  The judge heard the case then made her decision.  Had I been the judge I probably would not have ruled in favor of the one she did because I disagree with this person's beliefs.  But I have to say that her judgment was the right one.  She made her decision based on wisdom and the law. 

The shameful reality is that many judges don't always judge according to the law.  They make their rulings based on popular opinion, personal preference, political correctness, bribes, the mindset of society, their interpretation of the law, their own convictions, favoritism and their agenda.

As I was thinking about this, I thought about the Lord God who will one day Judge all men.  We like to think that God is just love and that because He is He will accept, understand and look over everything we do.  This is not the case.  He is love but He is also Judge. 

We will all stand before Him one day and He will judge each of us in righteousness and fairness.  He will judge according to His standards-- not ours.  He will judge according to His own counsel and not according to the things we have named above.  His judgment will be true-- you won't be able to argue with it or take it to a higher court.  He is the highest court.  He is greater than the Supreme Court or any court here on earth.

There is no escaping that day.  You will stand before Him.  He will give a verdict.  He will pass sentence.  It will either be, "well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord".  Or He will say, "Depart from Me, you cursed into everlasting fire".  Which will He say to you?

Have a great day.  God is a righteous Judge.  You will stand before Him one day and He will judge according to His own standards-- not yours.    

For further reading:
2 Timothy 4:8
Psalm 96:13
Revelation 20:11,12
Matthew 25:23,41

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