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LESSON FOR WEEK (Oct 15 - Oct 21)
Our Works (Words And Deeds) Are Judged By God's Word
Scriptures Related To The Topic:
Revelation: 20: 12 - 15
:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Jesus tells us in Matthew Chapter 12; verse 36 & 37: "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
There was a time when men made a promise to someone, and shook hands, sealing the deal. During those times a man's promise (his word) attested to his deeds. A man stood by his word, because his word represented who he was. Jesus is telling us that what we say and do represent us; and that's what we will be judged by. In Revelation, He explain it further: Our words and deeds are being recorded in books; and we will be judged by what's written in the books. I remember back in my High School days, I was assigned several subjects I had to complete if I wanted to graduate, and go on to higher things; college and onward. Scores were kept by teachers of my grades in each class, (Math, English, History, Science; etc) At the end of my High School Year; my grades, class participation, and all assigned requirements determined whether I graduated or failed. If I didn't measure up to the requirements; I didn't graduate and my name would not be entered in the book of those who graduated.
Jesus gave us a requirement we must perform, in the manner he laid it out. And, he gave us clear, simple understandable instructions on how to accomplish it. He didn't give a lot; just one requirement: Love you one another as I have loved you. So, all we have to do is look at the way Jesus lived. Look at what he did for us. How He was willing to suffer the punishments for our sins; be separated from the Father, went into Hell and served our time; arose, and is now on the right hand of the Father. If we have the love for our fellow man, as Jesus had for us; if we are willing to do for our fellow man, as Jesus did for us; then we will fulfill the requirement.
Remember this: the books can be compared to the subjects I took in High School. Everything I did in each class was written down, and I was judged from the things written down by the teachers. The other Book (The book of Life), can be compared to the book that contained the names of the graduates. If I had too many bad marks in the books, my name would not be written in the graduates book. If we have a lot of bad words and deeds written in the books; our name will not be written in the book of life. Very simple; very clear; we are judged by our words and deeds as we live this life on earth.
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