DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2021 — Just Judge II
DCLM Higher Everyday 29 November 2021 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Just Judge II
TOPIC: THE JUST JUDGE – II
TEXT: MATTHEW 25:41-46
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
MEMORY VERSE: “Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (MATTHEW 25:41).
A young wayward boy was always involved in an illicit drug business. He always said, “I can never get arrested, and even if I am, I have a big brother who is a judge, he will always spare my life.”
But when arrested, the brother could not help him, and he was sentenced to jail with hard labour. He cried regrettably saying if he had known, he would have had a change of life.
Although this is not a real story, we can learn a universal lesson from the judgment that befell the boy for breaking the law of the land. Sinners will definitely face the judgment of God someday.
Christ, in the same way will judge so called Christians who think because they go to church, would be spared like this wayward boy who thought his brother would help him. The only route to His pardon is repentance and a transformed lifestyle.
Will L. Thompson wrote in his song:
“There’s a great day coming,
A great day coming,
There’s a great day coming by and by;
When the saints and the sinners shall be parted right and left,
Are you ready for that day to come?”
QUOTE: There is a great day coming.
CHALLENGE: The only way to get commended by the Just Judge is by living a just life.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to live a life worthy of heaven.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)