A Little Time With The 1689: Day 155

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Day 155

Of Christ the Mediator.

Chapter 8, Paragraph 4.

and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world.

Scripture Lookup

Acts 10:42

Romans 14:9,10

Acts 1:11

2 Peter 2:4

 

Reflection

Jesus will judge you.

It is fitting that Jesus is the judge of the world, because all things were made for Him and through Him. He reigns from on high, seated at the right hand of the Father. Have you ever heard of a king that was unable to judge His people as well? All authority has been given to Jesus, and that includes determining who will receive blessing and who will receive punishment.

When this world ends, Jesus will judge not only you and the elect, but all of mankind, and even the angels. All will give an account for their deeds, and Jesus will judge accordingly. Angels that rebelled against God will receive everlasting torment. Those men who have not believed and trusted in Christ will also receive everlasting torment. The elect will receive eternal life.

The world attempts to persuade you that justice does not exist. Time after time acts of violence and rebellion occur with no consequence.  Life is not fair, the world cries, and thus we must look out for ourselves. But justice does exist. We know this, because Jesus came. He suffered, died, rose, and ascended just as He said. And He said that there will be a time of judgement. He will keep His word; we do not need to doubt Him. He is just, and He will judge.

Questions to Consider

  • Will Jesus judge impartially? What will be your plea when you stand before Him?
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