Week 18 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Matthew 25: 31“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. …
Sheep and goats; it would seem that the difference is obvious. Fish in a net some are worth keeping, others, not so much. Wheat and weeds, again, it seems like a no brainer. How about “saints” and sinners? Not so easy if you bebelieve Scripture. “for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”. (Romans 3:23) So then, why do we insist of “grading” people on the level of their sinfulness? Why do we take it upon ourselves to issue accusatory and condemning diatribes against others when we, if we truly are, merely saved by the grace of God n Jesus Christ? If I read the text above correctly, and I think I do it says the responsibility for this great sorting out falls directly upon Jesus, and him alone.
How much easier would our lives become if we accepted this truth and rather than judging one another we merely used the discernment God gives us to be able to relate appropriately to one another as Christ relates to us?
If we speak at all it should be to glorify the risen Lord. If we teach at all it should come directly from the very Word of God.