Bible Ballistics: BBs #144 Someone Who Knows???
We talked last time about the God who cares, and I’d like us to consider that He not only cares, He cares in spite of what He knows about us—every one of us!!! And I’m so grateful that He does!!!
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” Romans 5:6-11
Oh, how I love that phrase, “But God”!!! “But God” loved me in spite of myself—He knew what I was—a lost and dying sinner. He knew all my sin and failure and yet He sent Jesus to make the ‘atonement’ (payment) for MY sin and YOURS!!! He ‘knew me, yet He loved me’—what a glorious thought. But that’s not all God knows. He knows those who truly belong to Him, and He knows those who are just hypocrites and imitators.
“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19
And HE will make the truth known in HIS time:
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matthew 7:21-23
But, you may ask, what is the standard of judgment? God knows and He’s told us what it is. While God knows the ‘end from the beginning’ (see Is.46:10), we must decide for ourselves, if we will accept, believe and submit to His standard, or go our own way. But remember, HE still knows, and we will all give an account.
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” Hebrews 4:12-13 (His spoken word, the written word, and HIS Son the Word)
So??? Here’s our shot for today!
He knows! All things naked and open before HIM!!!
We will face Him one day!
Will you face Him as your Lord?
Or your Judge?
It’s your choice!!!