For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
I wonder how many are aware that in our day of final reckoning before Yeshua, we will be required to give a final accounting. The business of our lives is not to please ourselves, but to please God.
That is true Christianity, which makes Christ all in all. Though Christians are of different strength, capacities, and practices in lesser things, yet they are all the Lord’s; all are looking and serving and approving themselves to Christ.
He is Lord of those that are living, to rule them; of those that are dead, to revive them, and raise them up. Christians should not judge or despise one another, because both the one and the other must shortly give an account.
If the heart is brought into the obedience of Christ, the knee will cheerfully obey his commands. To Christ men shall come from every nation for blessings; all that hate his cause shall be put to shame, and all believers shall rejoice in him as their Friend and Portion. All must come to him: may we now come to him as the Lord our Righteousness, walking according to his commandments.
I wonder how many understand what we are actually taking on when we place our foot in the Lord’s footprint? I wonder how many are ready to take on in their hearts the mantel Yeshua wore?
Christ not only took upon him the likeness and fashion, or form of a man, but of one in a low state; not appearing in splendor. His whole life was a life of poverty and suffering. But the lowest step was his dying the death of the cross, the death of a malefactor and a slave; exposed to public hatred and scorn.
I ponder how many understand the path Yeshua left is the same for those who choose to follow. Many desire a smooth uneventful journey but soon discover those who admired them in the world are the same who will despise them later.
Men’s language discovers what country they are of, likewise what manner of spirit they are of. The heart is the fountain, words are the streams. A troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring, must send forth muddy and unpleasant streams. Nothing but the salt of grace, cast into the spring, will heal the waters, season the speech, and purify the corrupt communication.
An evil man has an evil treasure in his heart, and out of it brings forth evil things. Lusts and corruptions, dwelling and reigning in the heart, are an evil treasure, out of which the sinner brings forth vulgar words and actions, to dishonour God, and hurt others. Let us keep constant watch over ourselves, that we may speak words agreeable to the Christian character.
Our moment of accounting will reflect back to our choice of what we chose to sow for our eternal journey. What we were willing to endure while following in Yeshua’s footprints. Our accounting will reflect of we persevered or step off that narrow path.
Our present time is seed time; in the other world we shall reap as we sow now. As there are two sorts of sowing, one to the flesh, and the other to the Spirit, so will the reckoning be hereafter. Those who live a carnal, sensual life, must expect no other fruit from such a course than misery and ruin. But those who, under the guidance and influences of the Holy Spirit, live a life of faith in Christ, and abound in Christian graces, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
We are all very apt to tire in duty, particularly in doing good. This we should carefully watch and guard against. Only to perseverance in well-doing is the reward promised. Here is an exhortation to all to do good in their places. We should take care to do good in our life-time, and make this the business of our lives. Especially when fresh occasions offer, and as far as our power reaches.
When a man is truly converted, it is very grievous to him to think how the time past of his life has been spent. It is a Christian’s duty, not only to keep from gross wickedness, but also from things that lead to sin, or appear evil.
The gospel had been preached to those since dead, who by the proud and carnal judgment of wicked men were condemned as evil doers, some even suffering death. But being quickened to Divine life by the Holy Spirit, they lived to God as his devoted servants. Let not believers care, though the world scorns and reproaches them.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
“Oh,” Father in heaven as we kneel before thy throne hear our sincere prayers of deep gratitude for all the mercies you are bestowing on our lives daily. Hear our heartfelt appreciation for your patience and in that patience blessing us with your grace and Salvation. As well affording us the opportunity to right our lives and develop a deep relationship with your Son Yeshua learning through the Holy Spirit how to draw closer to Him and you Father. We acknowledge Lord our continued work is required for our relationship to deepen and bring forward greater discernment and understanding of your heavenly blessings being offered through your continued Mercies. Thank you, Father, for all your tender mercies and Deep Love and compassion you show for us and the world. This we pray in Yeshua’s name Amen and Amen.
1Chronicles 29:3 Moreover because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house.
God is honored by our hope and trust in him, especially when we rejoice in that hope. He is served, not only by working for him but by sitting still quietly when he calls us to suffer.
Blessings be with you all. Go in peace in our Father’s name.