In the army, if one recruit did something wrong, all of us were chased around a tree to be disciplined by the corporal. Next time a recruit did something wrong, everyone were chased up a hill to punish us for poor discipline. There were no grace from the corporal. Everyone were punished, for one recruit who were ill disciplined.
Talking about no end-goal in life!
How are you keeping yourself busy every day?
2Cor 5:10 For all of us must appear before Christ, to be judged by him. We will each receive what we deserve, according to everything we have done, good or bad, in our bodily life.
2Cor 5:11 We know what it means to fear the Lord, and so we try to persuade others.(GNB)
God operates a little bit different from that corporal in the army. Everyone, but each one actually separate.
Yes indeed, one day EVERYONE has to appear before Jesus Christ, but each one will be separately be judged.
Everyone will seperately recieve from Christ…., what we have done in the flesh.
But now, the apostle takes THIS MESSAGE one step further in saying: We know what it means to fear the Lord, and so WE TRY TO PERSUADE OTHERS!
How are you keeping yourself busy every day? You know from God’s Word that you have to appear before the throne of Christ….you alone!
No friends, no brothers or sisters, not with your wife and kids…you alone!
Paul had the following to say to Timothy:
2Tim 4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and because he is coming to rule as King, I solemnly urge you
2Tim 4:2 to preach the message, to insist upon proclaiming it (whether the time is right or not), to convince, reproach, and encourage, as you teach with all patience. (GNB)
Everyone of us is called(urged) to take part in spreading the good news about redemption in Jesus Christ.
Think about this: “whether the time is right or not…” It means that anytime is the right time.
Dear God, today I recognise again: One day, I have to go and appear before the throne of Jesus Christ. Help me Lord, to come to the conclusion that people have to hear the good message, and to get saved. I pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
BattleReady Greetings, Hein (spread the message please)
Prov 24:11 Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
Prov 24:12 If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will He not repay man according to his work? (ESV)
If you are not reborn (saved from hell) yet, and want to make this decision today, please pray the following prayer from your heart:
- Dear God, I come to You today as a sinner, who needs Yor help.
- I confess my sins before You, as there are many of them. I dont want to continue like this Lord. I want to break with my sins.
- Lord Jesus, today I accept you as my personal Saviour.
- I need you King Jesus, come into my heart, and lead me on.
- I pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, My Savour and Redeemer.