Thursday, June 8, 2017

2 Corinthians 5:10 -- On Preparing for Judgment

"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

What I noticed in this verse today is that it specifically mentions things that were done in our bodies.  And that we have to receive that.  I wonder what that will be like.  With repentance factored in, assuming we take advantage of that, it might not be as bad as suffering all the pain that we caused others, but it still seems kind of scary.  Although, perhaps it will actually be cool and interesting, if we truly repent and are prepared for it.  On the one hand, facing God and having to receive all the things we did to others?  On the other hand, watching the movie of our lives with God as our best friend, telling us what we could have done better and helping us learn from it?  If we think of it that way, it sounds like something I would want to do.  I mean... I think I will still be ashamed of a lot of choices that I made.  But God knows all about that already, and maybe he can help me ... and all of us, remember the good things too, and focus on the right choices and how far we've come.

Today, let's take a minute to review our life choices, and if it is something that we don't really want to watch and talk about with God, maybe make some tweaks and do the work that it takes to repent.  Let's make sure that some of those things we receive at the judgment are good things, and let's work to fix the things that aren't.  No matter where we are now, we *can* all get back on track with God's help, so that the afterlife doesn't seem scary. :)


  1. The things done in my body is to have the sign of my worship, either (the sign of the beast or the sign of Christ)Its what I think,Amen to this post.


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