Dear ones in Christ,
Last week my wife handed me a letter from the Superior Court to appear for jury duty. It appeared very intimidating. But now that I`m 90 with a few health problems, I just might miss having to go.
But one day all of us will get a summons from God to appear before Him in judgment. And we won`t be able to get out of it, because the Lord will send an angel to bring us. A court room can be very scary. When the judge comes in, everyone stands in respect. But imagine how each of us will feel at the Judgment Seat of Christ, when we face the Lord! It makes me shudder. Every bad thing we did as believers will be played back. And things we thought would be acceptable will be burned up. God`s word says in 1 Peter 4:18, "And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?"
So many living today haven`t the slightest thought of judgment after death. Who will warn them? When we Christians stand before the Lord, all the wood, hay and stubble of what we thought were good works for God will be burnt up (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). Think of all the times we didn`t show a lost soul that we cared, by giving him or her a gospel tract. That will be burned up, too. But we can remedy all that, starting today.
We are involved in the most important job on earth: to win souls. By giving the message of salvation in a tract that they can carry with them and read on their own, you may open the doors of salvation to someone you haven`t even the time to talk to. And those works won`t get burned up.
Think about it, Beloved.
Your brother in Christ,