Jesus Will Be Our Judge
The story is told about a man who came before a judge after he had committed a crime. When the man saw the judge, he was happy. The judge had been his defender in an earlier case. When the judge sentenced the man to prison, he asked: “Don’t you remember who I am? I am the man you defended many years ago. How can you sentence me to prison now? The judge replied: “In the earlier case, I was your defender. It was my desire to set you free. Now, I am your judge and I must judge you fairly according to the law.”
The same is true of Jesus. Now He is our Saviour and Mediator (Matthew 1:21; Luke 19:10; 1 Timothy 2:5). His salvation is available to all who are willing to obey His will (Matthew 7:21-23. Hebrews 5:8-9). However, the time is coming when He will be our Judge. The first time, Jesus came to save. The next time He will come to judge (Hebrews 9:27-28).
John the baptizer was the first to tell us Jesus would be our judge (Matthew 3:12). Paul tells us every person will stand before Christ to be judged (2 Corinthians 5:10). Whether we are rich or poor, black or white, short or tall, Asian, African, European, or American, we will all be judged (2 Timothy 4:8). Paul also tells us that Christ is a righteous judge (2 Timothy 4:8). The Bible says all judgment has been given to him (John 5:22). The Bible also shows us a picture of the Judgment (Matthew 25:31-46). The fact that Jesus will be our Judge must be preached to the world (Acts 10:42; Romans 2:9-16). Jesus will judge us according to the Gospel (John 12:48; Romans 2:9-16). All people will be judged fairly (Acts 10:34-35; Colossians 3:24-25).
Jesus is qualified to be our Judge. He knows what is in our hearts (John 2:24-25; Revelation 2:23). Because Jesus is God and knows our hearts, He is able to be a just and righteous Judge of all the world (Acts 17:30-31).
There is a great day coming! It is a day when everyone in the world will be judged. Jesus will be the Judge. In order for us to go to Heaven, we must obey God’s will (John 14:15; Romans 6:17-18; 1 John 5:3). By the grace and mercy of God we can be saved (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5). If we do not obey, we will be sent to Hell (Matthew 7:13-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Matthew 25:46).
Are you prepared to meet Christ as Judge? You must have Christ as your Saviour now in order to be ready to meet Him as your Judge in the Last Day. In order for Him to be your Saviour, you must believe in Him, repent of all your sins, confess your faith in Him, and be buried with Him in baptism and raised to walk in new life (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:37; Romans 6:3-5). Have you done these things? If not, why not do them today?
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