Romans 14:10-12 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
Two simple thoughts come to mind as I read this passage. These are truths that I would do well to keep before me as I run my race here below:
- We will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. If we understood the magnitude of that day and that event, I believe we’d live differently here below. As the psalmist said, “Lord, help me to number my days, that I might apply my heart to wisdom”. Might I live with eternity on my eyes today. If I do, I’ll be willing to part with the frivolous, the insignificant, and worthless in light of eternity, and live for those things of eternal value.
- Every knee shall bow, and every tongue will confess to God. This point in heaven when every knee bows is a big deal in Jesus eyes and in the writers of the new Testament. If this even is so significant, we’d do well to learn to apply this here, and now. How is my prayer life? How is my worship? How is my confession of Him and to Him? Do I bow before Him as I ought and as He deserves?
Let us keep eternity in mind today.