And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time here as “temporary residents.””
1 Peter 1:17 NLT
God is completely righteous in His dealings with us. He never lets anyone get by with something that others don't. He is just in all of His ways. Colossians 3:25 says "But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.” NLT With this in mind, we must live in such a manner that prepares us for the coming judgment day. “For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.” 2 Corinthians 5:10 NLT This judgment will not be about whether you are "good enough" to get in to heaven. We get there through our acceptance of the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord. What this judgment will do is hold us accountable, as God's children, for the way we lived our lives. We will be held responsible for the deeds we have done and the motives behind them. God sees the act and the heart behind it. He knows whether we have done a good deed because we love Him or because we want to get accolades from men. He also knows the deeds we do in secret. There is nothing hidden from Him. “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable.” Hebrews 4:13 NLT Solomon, in his latter years, made this concluding statement: “That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 NLT This is, most certainly, something to keep in mind each and every day. My prayer today: God, please help me to live every day with Your all seeing eye upon every aspect of my life. Help me live as though I wish I would have on judgment day. In Jesus name!!! Amen!
Rev. Curtis Norris