Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Do You See the Judgment Seat?

A life blind to the judgment seat of the King: “...the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, and the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD. The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, ‘There is no God.’ His ways prosper at all times; Your judgments are on high, out of His sight...he says to himself, ‘God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it’...he has said to himself, ‘You will not require it’” (Psalm 10:3-5,11).

A life that sees the judgment seat of the King: “...He Who prepared us for this very purpose is God, Who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Therefore, being always of good courage...we walk by faith, not by sight - we are of good courage...we also have as our ambition...to be pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God...for if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that One died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him Who died and rose again on their behalf” (2 Corinthians 2:5-11,13-15).

Live life with His judgment seat in sight.

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