We live in a world of societies where one can see, hear, and are likely to be currently experiencing some forms of divisions and separations caused by opinionated and ungodly motivational messages.
Jesus speaks to us in Matthew 25: 31-46 explaining the judgments of nations. We are informed that the Son of Man and all his angels with him, will come and sit on the throne of his glory. He will separate – divide – the nations that are gathered before him as a shepherd, one who leads, tends, cherishes, guides, feed, and protects the flock - into two groups, sheep, and goats. This division or separation is based on their actions, deeds, and seeds sown that are evidenced by their character. These deeds or works witness to their relationship with the Son of Man, whether through obedience or disobedience, righteousness, or unrighteousness.
This is more clearly observed as one continues to read. The actions displayed by sowing good deeds is obviously without a true or complete knowledge of the benefits that were accessible through their giving, sowing, and obedience to the word of God. The reward for doing good works, and sowing God-approved deeds, for both themselves and ours, is to inherit the kingdom prepared for us from the foundation of the world as an heir of God and joint-heir with Jesus, the Son of man(Romans 8:17; 1 Peter 1:3-5).
Therefore, be encouraged and strongly motivated to obey the Scriptures in doing what is right in the eyes of God, rather than what seems right in the opinion of those who make the most noise and offer the greater public showings as did the false and misguided religious leaders in the days of the Son of Man on this earth.Our righteousness must exceed that of the afore mentioned religious leaders.
It is my desire to remind each of us of what the Apostle Paul wrote in his second epistle to the church at Corinth. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). We are informed that we are to make it our AIM - top priority, intentional action- to be well pleasing to Jesus while functioning as the “many membered” unity pursuing body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12: 14, 18, 27). All Scripture are from the NKJV.
Until next time.
May the grace and peace of God provide you with the wisdom, joy and contentment that Jesus paid for and deposited into your spiritual bank account by the presence of his Spirit, be continually accessible and visible in and through your life in this age for his pleasure and glory.
-Pastor Harrold Preyer