“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” — Matthew 7:21-23
100 words a minute. No I am not talking about typing speed, I am talking about the rate of expletives that came out of a guy’s mouth. I didn’t even realize it was possible to make a full sentence out of curse words. An impressive feat indeed. The words came from a gentleman (to put him in the best light possible) who was livid about being over income for charity assistance. In the four years I have worked at my job I have never seen someone get so irate. From his view, he just couldn’t believe that illegal immigrants would get charity assistance and he would not. It just didn’t seem fair. There is so much more that I could say about this situation but found myself thinking, “there are going to be a lot people in his shoes on judgment day”. They will be dumbfounded and infuriated at the fact that Jesus denies them eternal life. They will be utterly shocked as he hurls them into a fiery pit of everlasting torment (Rev. 20:15). They won’t be able to understand how homosexuals, robbers, rapists, murders, and others who have done heinous acts can be granted life while they are eternally condemned. They will argue that they are innocent and they will be pissed at those who have clearly done evil but have been extended grace. They think they need no grace, so none will be given. They will think they need no mercy, so none will be given. They think they are innocent, but they fail to understand that they will be judged by a perfect and holy God who can see through their hypocrisy. They think they are an A+ apple not realizing they are filled with magots. They forget that there is no one who is innocent. But thankfully, there is no one (not even a rapist or a murderer) who is beyond redemption. As long as you have breath you have time. Time to trust that God is sovereign and that He really does love you. That He loves you so much that He gave up everything to come here and be slaughtered so that He might conquer death and give you life. Don’t forget that you are guilty. But if your best friend is the judge, I would say you are in pretty good shape come judgment day.