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God Will Judge the Secrets of Men

November 30, 2017

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God Will Judge the Secrets of Men

In the deep inner recesses  of our hearts  we know  that we are going to have to face  the LORD of lords  in the end — no matter who we are.     One might claim  to be an atheist  or whatever,  but there still is that nudging  from God  that tells us  to shape up  and pay attention  to what the LORD has said.    Often this little nudging  will guide the people  of this world  to do what is good  and right.     They don’t want  to be judged as evil,  even though they’re not sure  who God is.

Nevertheless,  other people  will belligerently shout out  angry words  against God’s words,  but that is exactly why  they are shouting  and angry.     They don’t want  to abide by God’s rule.     They only want  to live  by their own inclinations,  no matter what God has said  in scripture.     And so each person pays  either more or less attention  to what God tells them  in their conscience.

That is what Paul is referring to  in Romans 2:14-16,  where he says,

For when Gentiles  who do not have the Law  do instinctively  the things  of the Law,  these, not having the Law,  are a law to themselves,  in that they show the work  of the Law  written in their hearts,  their conscience bearing witness,  and their thoughts  alternately accusing  or else defending them,  on the day when,  according to my gospel,  God will judge the secrets  of men  through Christ Jesus.

When God judges  our every thought and action,  it will be “through Christ Jesus”.     God’s almighty compassion is  on display  to the whole world.     Down through the ages,  God has proven His ability  to keep His word,  His promise  of a Savior  from all our sins.

The whole Bible displays  the awesome faithfulness  and love  God has  for all mankind.    God’s every desire is  that each one  of us would turn back  to Him  and accept His free gift  of salvation  in Jesus Christ.

We will be judged solely  by our faith  in Jesus  through God’s grace.     It won’t matter  if we’ve led a life  like the thief  on the cross  or if we’ve led  a long life  of faith  like Abraham.      When we let our conscience guide us  into seeing  and accepting the truths  of God’s love  in Christ’s suffering,  death,  and resurrection  in our behalf  —  it does not matter  what has happened  in our past.

God is giving us  the free gift  of salvation,  just like He did  to the thief  on the cross.

Since we know about  this free gift  being offered to us,  it behooves us  to humbly accept it  as we confess our sins  and thank God  for cleansing us  from all guilt.     Let us not reject  God’s love  in Christ.     It is our only hope  and we don’t have a clue  about how much more time  we have  on this earth.

When we let Christ  wash all our sins away,  we will be living  in God’s grace  and no longer  under the Law.     Then we can say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for making us holy  through the merits  of Your blood shed  on the cross.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12

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