3 Minute Read + Scripture readings

Today’s Bible Reading:

1 Samuel 16
Romans 14
Lamentations 1
Psalms 32

Today’s Bible Verse(s):

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

Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s):

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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Lord Jesus, I realize that trusting in You is the only way to Heaven. Yet, after beginning my relationship with You, I realize that what I do with my life will greatly determine how many rewards and privileges I get in Heaven at the Judgment Seat of Christ. I want to make the most of this day, living it light of eternity. Amen.