Driven by Eternity DAY 3
CONFIDENCE AT THE JUDGMENT
“He who … does not receive My words, has that which judges him—the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken on My own authority; but the Father who sent Me gave Me a command, what I should say and what I should speak.” (John 12:48–49)
The statement for today: “It’s shocking how many people are basing their lives on what is not eternal.” It’s amazing how many people believe in eternity but build their lives on what’s temporary. And we live like that and allow that with the idea we’ll all end up in eternity with God and that’s all that matters. But there is judgment coming.
Every one of us will stand before God and give an account of how we chose to build our lives. Did we build our lives by God’s standards, God’s Word, or did we build our lives by the word of this world? In fact, that judgment is already happening. We have the freedom to chose how we want to build this life, but we can’t have eternity if we build with the temporary. What does that mean for us?
Have you ever read what Paul wrote in Romans 1 about how God gave people over to their lusts, passions, and thinking? What happens? Well, sometimes a man just rejects the truth and thought of God, but many have decided to believe in the eternal but build with the temporary. That doesn’t work. God’s word shows us the way and God’s word is the standard for eternal life. By the way, Jesus was the Word become flesh. When we believe in eternity and build with the eternal word of God, we will have confidence on the day of judgment.
How are you believing in eternity and building with the eternal?