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Our Day in Court!
Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Pastor Cecil Thompson
Cecil Thompson

2 Corinthians 5:9-10

"Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad."

When I was in college I served on the police force of a small Idaho city. We had a municipal court judge in the city who had lost an arm in an accident caused by a drunk driver when he was just a teenager. The judge often rode along with police officers at night who were on patrol.

From time to time an offender would appear before him charged with an offense. The offender would claim to be innocent of the charges made by the arresting officer.

I can still recall the scene when the judge would ask: "What would you say about your claim of innocence if I told you I was riding in the car with the officer at the time of your arrest?" The guilty man would usually hang his head and plead guilty.

In today’s Scripture, Paul speaks about the Judgment Seat of Christ. Without going into too much detail, let me say that there will be two judgments. One for those whose names are recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life and the other for the lost.

There will be a time when each of us will stand to be judged. I want to be included with those who are believers. Even so, we are told that we must give an account of what we have done or left undone. Not only that, our Judge is "riding in the patrol car" and witnesses our every action. I pray that we will receive rewards from our Lord and hear Him say: "Well done, good and faithful servant!"

Blessings dear hearts. Draw near to God today, trust Him completely and be a blessing!

- - - Pastor Cecil


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