Judgment Seat of Christ
Last week’s bulletin reminded us that we, as Christians, will all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ (2 Cor 5:10). Murray’s closing prayer reminded us that we need to examine ourselves.
We will all be examined but not judged. Christ will examine our works for Him. It will be a serious event, and our works will be tested by fire.
Initially He will scrutinize our motives; did we please ourselves, or did we seek to Glorify Christ.
Secondly, did we serve Christ according to principals and methods revealed in Scripture, or did we fashion scriptures to our own desires.
Thirdly, did we seek to serve God in our own carnal will and strength? Or were we empowered and led by the Holy Spirit.
After these major considerations, here are other areas we will be examined on.
love Christ, and others? (Mt 22:37–39)
walk by the Spirit, showing forth His Life, His Love, wisdom and Power? Were we bearing good fruit? (Jn 10:10)
make choices to follow God, regardless of feelings?
love our enemies? (Lu 6:35)
do everything from a loving heart? (1 Cor.13: 1–3)
stay yielded, so that He could be strong thru us? (2 Cor.12: 9–10)
do everything for his Glory? (Mt 6:1–6)
follow the Spirit’s leading; feed the poor, visit the prisoners? (Mt 25: 35–40)
seek His will, and not our own? (Jn 5:30)
always have a servant’s heart? (Mt 20: 25–27)
feed the flock? (1 Peter 5: 1–4)
continually deny ourselves? (Titus 2:12)( Lu 9:23)
await His coming return? (Mt 24:46) (1 Jn. 2:28)
witness for Him with our lives? (2 Peter 1:2–11)
preach the Gospel? (Mt 28:19–20)
So let the examination of ourselves be ongoing, and seek His Face with this coming Judgement in mind.
David & Rose Gilling