Thursday, October 02, 2014

Marsha's Musings: Giving An Account. 1 Peter 4:3-6

For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. (1 Peter 4:3-6 KJV)

This shows me that Christians are supposed to be different.  The world is supposed to look at us as strange because we do not join them in their wild parties, excesses and so forth.  We should keep our dying day in view, knowing that one day we will give an account to God for how we conducted ourselves.  Will that day be marked with joy or sorrow?  The good news is that after the accounting, God will wipe away all tears, but do I want to have tears that need to be wiped away?  Sobering thought.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. (Revelation 21:4-5 KJV)

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