A final day when everyone will be judged. Movies have been made about an interpretation of what judgment day will be about. My wife tells me that the series of books in the “Left Behind” series was about a day of judgment.
Everyone will be judged. We will stand before the Lord. Paul said, in II Cor 5:10, “For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.”
This judgment is not about our salvation. Our eternal destiny is settled on earth. But we will give an account of our lives.
So, let’s imagine we are standing before the Lord. Our lives are played out before us? Will we be embarrassed at the things we did? At the things we spent money on?
We will give an account of our lives. Did the Lord give us spiritual gifts that were not used or, if they were used it was seldom? Did we give back to the Lord a tithe if what He gave us? Did we live a life that honors Jesus?
In the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus said that those who serve the Lord will be told, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”
So what will we hear? I encourage to evaluate your life. No, none of us are perfect but, we should be striving to live for Jesus. Evaluate your time; where is it going? Is it being used on things that matter?
What about your tongue? Do you have a potty mouth or, do you try to honor the Lord with what you say?
What about worship? Are you worshiping in a local church or does every excuse in the book keep us out of church?
College football season starts today. Lots of time and money will be spent following our favorite teams. I’m an LSU fan. But, Mike the Tiger didn’t die for my sins. Nor did UGA or Aubie or an elephant or Smoky the hound.
One day we will give an account of our lives. Will we be ready? We can be, if we live for Christ.