How to Stand in the JudgmentBro. David Chancellor
9/26/1999 6:00 PM
This speaks of Christ. He shall be a refiner and a purifier. The question of concern is who shall be able to stand when he appears?
Who shall stand? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart. A pure heart is important, but many think that is the only thing. We also need clean hands. Contained in the idea of clean hands is the thought of pure deeds. We need to recognize out of the heart are the issues of life. Our life should reflect our pure heart.
How can you believe when you are seeking the honor of men? We must seek God's approval. It won't be enough to be accepted by some church or group of men. A believer seeks God's approval.
Let God be true but every man a liar. If you would overcome in the judgment, God must be the final authority. You must live according to what God says, not what man tells you is acceptable.
James 2:12, 13
So speak and do as he that will be judged by the law of liberty. Not by the letter of the law but a better one. One that considers every aspect of your action. The law of liberty is in reality a much higher standard. You must have mercy if you would receive mercy. Mercy is a way to rejoice in the judgment.
Behold the goodness and severity of God. If you would enjoy the goodness, continue in his goodness.