Today’s Scripture: John 8:7; Isaiah 43:25; Habakkuk 3:2
One of the great “unknowns” about eternity is what judgment day will be like. Will all our past actions be judged? What about the sins we’ve confessed? Will those be brought up? Some Christians are extremely stressed over giving an account for everything they’ve done, especially if they’ve repented and the Lord has forgiven.
The woman’s accusers who brought her before the “judge” hoped for the worst—death by stoning. Jesus turned the tables when he said, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” One by one the accusers disappeared. Then He turned to the woman, “Has no one condemned you?” I can’t even imagine the relief she must have felt when the Lord released her.
If Jesus showed that much mercy to a woman who was caught in the act of sin, imagine the mercy He will show when we stand before God on judgment day to give an account for our actions. Yes, Satan, who loves to accuse, will attempt to bring up our past. But, the Lord assured us, “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more” (Isa. 43:25). This is pretty powerful, since God knows everything, but He intentionally chooses to NOT recall the sins for which we’ve been forgiven.
No evidence. No conviction.
I can’t wait to see Satan lose his case and be put in his place.
- What concerns you about judgment day? How does Isaiah 43:25 put your mind at ease?