Timeless truths on judgment. Believers will be judged. Jesus told many parables teaching that those who are a part of the Kingdom of God will be judged. The parable of the “talents” (meaning money) teaches that when the owner returns all the servants will give an account. Paul writes of the fire that will test the quality of each person’s works. Then there will be reward or loss.
James 2:11-13 teaches us that when you violate one aspect of the law you are “have become a transgressor of the law.” So we are to live “as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty.” James is addressing believers. He is reminding believers that genuine faith will live in light of the holiness of God. Not in an attempt to earn their way into heaven. But live in a way that reflects God’s truth.
Here is a prayer for today: Lord, may my heart’s desire be to live in light of your truth. May I speak today in such a way that reflects that I am a child of the Holy God. May my actions reflect my awareness that one day every act will be judged by the law of liberty. Thank you for your mercy! Thank you that my salvation is based on your grace and the sacrifice of Christ. Now, may I honor you with my life and live with grace towards all.
“For He who said, “DO NOT COMMIT ADULTERY,” also said, “DO NOT COMMIT MURDER.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but do commit murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.” James 2:11-13