The Bible tells us that all will stand before God in judgment. In fact, the whole scene is depicted as one in a court room. Believers and unbelievers are both guilty under God for all have sinned.
Psalm14.2 The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. 3They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.
So what will we say at trial? Romans2.15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus. According to Romans, we won’t say much for we are judged by the secrets of our heart.
Hebrews10.22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
For believers, we are not destined for wrath for one of the secrets of our hearts is Christ abiding in us. 1John2.28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming. 1Thess5.9 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ…
How will we speak? We will say nothing at the trial for we are in Christ. But, after the trial we will speak for it will be good to be near God, and we will tell of the great work of salvation that God did in us. Psalm73.28 But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all your works.
Published on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 @ 6:36 AM CDT