PREPARE NOW


PREPARE NOW

Romans 14:10-13 (NKJV) But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written: “As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” 12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. 13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.

Many look at these verses and say, “What a scary day that is going to be, to stand before Christ and give an account for our lives.”  But we need to remember one thing: All of our sins are washed away because of the blood of Jesus!  You see, when you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, His blood, and His work on the cross, made you the righteousness of God, in Him.

So what does this mean?  In the Greek, this word judgment seat is talking about the bema seat, or the reward seat.  On that day, all that we did for Christ will appear, and this will be our reward for all eternity.  This is why I believe that the message of stewardship is so important.  What we do with our time, talent, and treasure, is going to follow us for all eternity.

As the old saying goes: “What we do for Christ will last, what we do for self will pass.”  I want every person to be able to come to this reward seat and leave with all that Jesus would want for us.  And it is possible!  How?  It is in one word: faithfulness. 

Just do what Jesus has asked you to do, and He will take care of the rest.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said this profound statement that I say quite often: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.’”  Can it be that simple?  The answer is a big YES!  So go ahead, get prepared now for all eternity!

CONFESSION: Today, I am stocking up my heavenly bank account with good things.  I am going to be a good steward of my time, talent and treasure.

Today’s Bible Reading

Joshua 22:21 – 23:16

Luke 20:27-47

Psalms 89:14-37

Proverbs 13:17-19

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Deuteronomy 33, Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Luke 20:27-47, Luke 21:1-4

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 49:1-20

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Deuteronomy 33, Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Luke 20:27-47, Luke 21:1-4

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 49:1-20