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Enjoy it Now While You Can

 

Psa 1:4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

Psa 1:5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

 

     Growing up in church I have heard all kinds of preaching, and one of the things that I have heard several times in sermons was that when you come across a “therefore” in the Bible; I need to look and see what it is there for.  Verse 5 starts out with a “therefore”.  Looking back to the previous verses, we understand that the ungodly were being talked about.  The “therefore” is continuing about the ungodly and the results of being ungodly.

     Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement.  At first glance this seems like the “judgement” would be a bad thing, but it is not.  This judgement is indicating a judgement for good.  It means that the ungodly will not be with the christians when the “crowns of glory” are being given out by Jesus.  This is one of the reasons why the Lord Jesus does not want us to worry what the ungodly are doing by comparing ourselves with them.  When the Bible says,

2Co 10:12  For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

God does not want us to compare ourselves to any other for many reasons; one important reason is because our “judgements” will be completely different.  It is very easy to fall into the trap of comparing, especially when it seems others are rubbing there “stuff, things, or money” in your face.  One thing that I have found that helps my spirit is; when someone is trying to show off or gloat, I have to remind myself that their judgement will be different than mine.  A 10 talent christian will be judged by his 10 talents that were God-given.  While a 5 talent christian will be judged with his 5 God-given talents; likewise the 1 talent christian will be judged according to his 1 talent.  If you are saved, your judgement will be different than the unsaved.  The unsaved may be relishing in the sin and trying to rub it in your face, but remember, their judgement is coming.

November 11, 2011 - Posted by | Devotional, Sunday School | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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