The Truth About Judgement Day
By Trisha Sharp
19 June 2021
In researching for today’s lesson, I found many verses in the Bible about judgement. Starting with Deuteronomy 1:17 “Ye shall not respect persons in judgement; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgement is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.” What I discern from that is that God had set up a chain of command of people to head
the Israelites, from leaders of tens, to leaders of thousands. The “heads” or “Leaders” were responsible for hearing any claims, one against another, from the simple to the complicated. The leadership went all the way up to Moses, who would hear the cases that the leaders under him weren’t able to settle themselves. However, actual judgement is the Lord’s.
Proverbs 29:26 says: “Many seek the ruler’s favour, but every man’s judgement cometh from the Lord.” To me that verse is very straight forward, and says exactly what it is meant to say. No explanation necessary.
Ecclesiatstes 12:14 tells us: “For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” The primary focus of man should be to fear God and keep His commandments. God will evaluate all deeds that are done in order to reveal the motives behind said deeds. I’m just gonna say this. If you are doing something because of what you can get out of it…you’re doing it for the wrong reason. Do good for the sake of good, because it should be done. Not for anything you would get in return. Put yourself in the shoes of those in need. How would you feel if your needs were ignored, or someone wanted what you didn’t have to give in exchange for what was needed. Believe me, you would feel just as helpless as so many people that are less fortunate than you are.
John 5:22 is where things change just a bit…Jesus tells us in His own words; “For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgement to the Son.” Verse 23 is important for what comes next from Jesus Himself. “That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Fatrher. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent Him.” But verse 24 is also extremely important for us to always keep in mind. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent me hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
Those verses in John Chapter 5 are the closest the Bible gets to telling us of a so called “Judgement Day”. The most important thing to know and believe here is, that if you believe in Jesus and that He came from the Father, was crucified, buried, rose from the dead, and ascended to Heaven, all for the forgiveness of our sins, you will change your life for no other reason than your love for Christ. You will want to be more like Him. We all have weaknesses, but all things are possible through Jesus Christ. If you believe, you will receive everlasting life. If you do not believe, you will not only face the judgement of Jesus, you will also face the fires of hell. Enough said!
God loves you! Jesus love you!! And I do too!!!