Thursday, February 23, 2017

Devotion 11: Everthing to be Revealed

"...the day of the Lord will come...and the earth and everything done on it will be revealed."
2 Peter 3:10
New American Bible

All men, on the last day, will receive hindsight and experience regret when all they have done in life - intentions included - are exposed to them.  It is then that men will finally know for certain that (a) all that he was doing was, while he was doing it, being evaluated by a supreme Judge, and (b) in all that he was doing - the good and the bad - he was not entirely unseen as he may have thought when doing it.

There are men today who dismiss the right of God and others to judge their intentions and actions and beliefs. These men, while admitting they may not be morally perfect, nevertheless, think of themselves as beyond the bounds of another's right to cast moral judgments (unless it is of affirmation) against their actions or lifestyle. They feel themselves free to do as they please without any hinderances or contraints applied by another's moral judgments.

However, soon, as we draw nearer to the last days, these men, in hindsight accompanied with deep regret as every second of their life is exposed to them, will earnestly wish they had not refused faith in Christ and His divine right to call them to judgment.

"The last word, when all is heard:  Fear God and keep his commandments for this is man's all; because God will  bring to judgment every word and work, with all its hidden qualities, whether good or bad."
Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (NAB)

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