July 31: “The Coming Day of Judgment”

3 Minute Read + Scripture readings


2 Chronicles 29:1-36
Romans 14:1-23
Psalm 24:1-10
Proverbs 20:12


Romans 14:12 (CSB) “So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.”


One day, God will judge everyone. The lost will be judged at the Great White Throne (see Revelation 20:11-15) and the saved will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:10).

While the lost will be judged for every sin they have committed, this will not be the case for the saved. Those who have trusted in Jesus Christ alone for eternal life will not hear a single sin mentioned at their judgment. Why? Because every sin they ever committed has already been paid for by Jesus on the cross.

So, what will our judgment be? Simply put, it is a judgment of rewards. What we have done will be rewarded … or not rewarded based upon what we did and (even more importantly) why we did it.

I believe that there will probably be many a tear at the judgment of the saved even though our previous sins will never be brought up. I suspect that when the fairest Judge of all assesses our life, we will see how little we actually did of eternal consequence and realize how much more we could have done.

So, friend, live this life in light of eternity. You will stand before Jesus one day. If you are lost, He will have no choice but to consign you to Hell forever and ever. And if you are saved, He will fairly assess your life and reward you for only what you did that was done with the right motive.

Live in such a way that He will be able to look at you on the day you are judged, and then raise His hands to applaud as He says, “Well done! Well done!”


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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

2 thoughts on “July 31: “The Coming Day of Judgment”

    1. I agree, Dewayne. You have addressed one of the primary reasons why I love hearing people say that I’m more of a teacher than a preacher. I want to believe that I can help people to understand God’s Word better and develop a desire to get into it for themselves.

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