Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2 Corinthians 5:10

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."
2 Corinthians 5:10

I was reading this and thinking ...what if this happened to us literally? Us receiving everything in our bodies that we've physically done to someone else (I punched my sister when I was 11 or 12... pow.)... if everything we had ever done to someone else was done to us? ... Now, definitely some of those things in our lives are good things, that we wouldn't mind seeing happen to us... but how does it balance, and how would we fare, having our whole lives returned upon us? I thought it was a good thing to ponder on today. Hopefully repentance will save us from some of it... and perhaps it isn't all literal. But even a symbolic/mental/spiritual return of everything we do means we should work really hard to make sure that our actions are good. Things that we wouldn't be frightened to get in return. Today, before we take any actions, let's stop and think for a moment if these things would hurt us if they happened to us... because, according to this scripture... someday they will.

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