Monday, September 13, 2010

God’s Judgment is Right

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.  Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.  –I Chronicles 16:11, 12 

For the next three months I am scheduled to be on call for jury duty.  I have no idea whether I will placed on a jury or not, but if that happens I am confident that I will not discuss the case on my blog.  Something tells me the powers that be might frown on that.  I recently heard about a juror who was involved in some sort of criminal case.  The jury reached a verdict, and the juror then proceeded to post the verdict on his Facebook page – before it was announced!  Again, the powers that be were not amused.  The last I heard this unthinking person was about to be charged with contempt of court.  Don’t worry; I will not do anything like that.  I promise.

We know that in our courts of law that a person accused of some crime must face the judgment of the court.  Most of the time our system works correctly; the guilty are punished and the innocent are exonerated.  Unfortunately, there may be times when the guilty go free and the person escapes judgment.  Such a guilty person will only elude that judgment for a while, however, for no one escapes the judgment of God.  We will all face that divine judgment at some point, if not in this life, then in the next.  Rest assured that God’s judgments are right, pure, perfect, and fair.    

The best way to prepare for that day when we must stand before God is to get our hearts ready right here and now.  This is done through faith in Jesus Christ.  Jesus came into the world to pay the penalty for our sins through His death upon the cross.  The guilt of sin that is upon us all is washed away by the cleansing power of Christ.  We can then move through life with the peace of knowing that we have been forgiven by God.  Because of Christ we need not fear that day when it comes. 

How about your heart today?  Is it heavy with the burden of unresolved sin?  Christ stands ready to offer forgiveness, grace, and a brand new start.  The troubled soul can find new life by trusting Christ and discovering the abundant life He offers.  There is no reason to walk around carrying that burden any longer.  Trust in Christ and find forgiveness.  With that forgiveness is spiritual freedom.   

Trust the Lord and experience new life starting right now.

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