Let’s prepare for that day when you and I will be alone with Christ; just reality and no pretense. Matthew Henry wrote, “It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our last day.” Let’s begin the journey
There are many misconceptions of judgement day. If you are like me, you do not look forward to being judged. Judgement is a tough doctrine so I am thankful that there is teaching to lay it all out and consider the implications of judgement. After reading this study, I see the judgement more of a death to myself. What is to bring me comfort? That judgement will make all things new and right. At the judgement, our eyes will be opened to the fullness of the truth. Truth that we have denied and have not lived. Whose glory have we lived for will be answered on the day of judgement. Understanding judgement is realizing it is the order of bringing all things to what they were before sin. It is in judgement, we will be fully sanctified. “Besides, it is against the gravity of their sins that their salvation in Christ will be magnified, and not only the grace but the righteousness of God will be extolled in the consummation of their redemption.”
Rewards will be another aspect for all to look forward to. There is a degree of hell and a degree of heaven that your rewards will reflect. Rewards are always dependent on faithfulness. Our faithfulness is the purpose of our trials and temptations. It is there we are trained to rule with Christ and the learning the way of the Kingdom of God. Our rewards are based on the sins we commit and the opportunities we squander. It is only by judge our own sins through repentance and submission, justice will be served thru faith in Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:31-32)
This is tough teaching for sure but it is to make us mindful of what are we living for and how we see God. If we truly want justice, we have nothing to fear.
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