Judgement Day

vector scales of justice and gavelI can hardly put my head around what this is going to be like. I remember as a kid being so fearful of judgment day. I think I’m unsure of how it will unfold. I picture it much like John writes about in revelation, but then it’s hard to take the most symbolic book of the Bible so literal. I don’t know if there really is a written record of all the things I’ve done. I don’t know if I will go before the Lord in a courtroom setting. There is so much I don’t know about that day or that process. John’s recollection of that scene creates many questions for me and answers others. Check this out…

11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15 NIV)

 

I believe that what I do speaks louder than anything I could say. I believe that my actions reveal my heart. I do believe that the Lord cares more about my “heart condition” than anything else. Everything I do & everything I say comes from my heart. If there is a problem with something I do – it can be traced directly to my heart. I believe that my heart is what the Lord will judge. I believe He pays attention to my “heart condition” daily.  I would be very wise to cultivate a heart after His heart. I believe this idea was the biggest “game-changer” in my understanding of judgment day.  I’m trying to think of every day as judgment day and guard my heart against the evil one. I want my actions to reflect a devoted heart to God.

Pressing On!
Dwayne

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