When I was in seminary, I took a class in Greek grammar. My professor was Dr. AJ Glaze. Dr. glaze had a told us that every day we should be prepared to stand and recite. So every day we went to class thinking that may be the day we were called on. Knowing that was supposed to motivate us to study and be prepared.
Well, one day we will stand before the Lord and our lives will be judged. Paul said, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done…(II Cor. 5:10).
Revelation 14:13 says, “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord for their deeds do follow them.”
Think about those last words…”…their deeds do follow them.”
“Their DEEDS..”. That means what how we have lived. It means what we have done.
Have we found a local church and joined it and gotten involved in building the Kingdom Of God? Have we tithed our income? Have we served?
Or, did we waste God’s money? Did we spend our lives helping others? Did we live our lives bitter with others or did we love one another?
Our deeds….good and bad will follow us. None of us are perfect. We have all made mistakes. But we should strive every day to live in a manner that produces good deeds.
In the movie “Open Range” there is a scene where Kevin Costner’s character wants to kill a man. Robert Duvall’s character talks him out of it.
The young man who was spared thanked him.
Then Robert Duvall said, “You best make peace with your bad deeds.”
Today, do you have some bad deeds you need to make peace with? Are there some good deeds you need to do?