Monday, March 27, 2017

Devotion 15: He Comes With Vindication

"Here is your God,
He comes with vindication;
With divine recompense
He comes to save you."

Isaiah 35:4b (NAB)

As terrible as it may sound, as self-centered and selfish it may be appear, the Bible tells believers to consider the end of the wicked, of those who reject faith in Christ, and see how it contrasts with the end of the righteous, those who trust in Christ and walk in His way.

The second coming of Christ will necessarily involve two things in connection with the saints:
1.  They will be vindicated before the sinner.
2.  They will be rewarded with salvation.

Whether I am alive or my flesh eaten up by worms when the Lord Jesus finally appears on the earth, this is certain: the sinners will know that I was right about Christ being the Savior and they were wrong to reject him.

There are two things the sinner will know when Christ appears:
1.  They will see that Christ is real and alive, just as I said.
2.  They will see me next to Christ while between us lay a great chasm none can cross.

There is no delight in the recognition of these truths as revealed in the Bible.  But each will be responsible for the eternity they step into when the soul leaves the body or when Christ returns to make all things new. 

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