Each and every moment of our lives are recorded. Each thought, motive and sentiment.
The happy times…
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!
And those dark and sad days…
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.
1 Peter 3:12
God’s Righteous Judgment
Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2 But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. 3 And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God? 4 Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? 5 But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds”: 7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; 8 but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath, 9 tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek; 10 but glory, honor, and peace to everyone who works what is good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God.
But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, 6 who “will render to each one according to his deeds” – God’s grace abounds. His righteousness reigns. Grace and righteousness are two sides of the same coin. Righteousness demands judgment to render to each one according to their own deeds. The church is overrun by those who choose to topple the balance as some choose to cling to grace and yet forget God’s justice. Such mentality breeds a church that makes way for lawlessness. We cannot cry for justice and mercy when we think we can easily excuse our own unrighteous deeds. God knows our thoughts – each and every single one of them whether for evil or for good.
Christian, let today be the day to walk in uprightness according to His calling in the power of the Holy Spirit.