FRIDAY 5 August, 2016
Seated in Authority
Then the king arose and sat in the gate. And they told all the people, saying, “There is the king, sitting in the gate.” So all the people came before the king. For everyone of Israel had fled to his tent. - >2 Samuel 19:8
Enduring his grief King David in humility sat in the place of authority; the city’s gate where judgment took place. Word spread that the king was at the gate and the people eagerly came to stand before Him.
Jesus, our King was seated in a place of authority; once He had endured the cross. Hebrews 12:2 tells us: …[He] endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. In eternity, all people great and small will stand before Him. There will be no place to flee:
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books (Revelation 20:11-12).
According to 2 Corinthian 5:10, those who believe in Jesus, will not to be judged for their sins, but they are still accountable for their actions:
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.
If you were to die at this very moment, in eternity, which throne room do you think you will stand before?
… at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth…
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