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23 June 2009

Scripture:

24 Remember that some people lead sinful lives, and everyone knows they will be judged. But there are others whose sin will not be revealed until later. 25 In the same way, everyone knows how much good some people do, but there are others whose good deeds won’t be known until later. (1 Timothy 5:24-25 NLT)

Some things are obvious, aren’t they? Some people seem to be “getting away with it” and we could waste precious time and energy wondering why God doesn’t do something about it. He will! In his time, at the right time, in the right way, he will. And it won’t only be those whose sin is obvious, but those whose sin is hidden and who remain unrepentant to the end. God will take care of that “later.”

Don’t worry about it!

And some people get all the credit they deserve and then some for the good they do. It’s like every time they do the slightest good deed, the cameras are there and it makes the six o’clock news! Then there are others working quietly behind the scenes whose labor of love and personal sacrifice for the work of the Lord and the good of others goes totally unnoticed.

Don’t worry about it!

Their good deeds will be known “later” when God himself honors them and rewards them eternally for what they have done.

13 But there is going to come a time of testing at the judgment day to see what kind of work each builder has done. Everyone’s work will be put through the fire to see whether or not it keeps its value. 14 If the work survives the fire, that builder will receive a reward. (1 Corinthians 3:13-14 NLT)

Prayer:

Father, thanks for the reminder and the assurance that I don’t have to maintain the balance of justice in the universe and that you will take care of that. Help me to contend for justice for those who can’t speak up for themselves and to trust you to take care of the rest.  Amen. 

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