|And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.|
|And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.|
To think of a God who judges seems medieval, yet we recognize that this world is not what it is supposed to be. We get mad when we experience a business transaction that seems unbalanced. We protest when we see those in power taking advantage of the poor and helpless.
We feel passion about what we consider fair or right, and we judge things that don't match up to that "right-ness". But our judgments of the world around us reveal that we are in the image of a Creator who will judge all of His creation someday.
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Today's Commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC