FRIDAY 20TH NOVEMBER, 2020
THEME: The Impartial Judge
PASSAGE: Romans 2:1-12
HYMN: MHB 645 –THAT day of wrath, that dreadful day
MEMORY VERSE: Romans 2:11 For God shows no Partiality
The Judicial system of this world is marred by irregularities, nepotism, favouritism, tribalism, ethnicity background and religious affiliation. We often see the most deadly criminals and stinking corrupt people walking away with justice in this world, because they can afford to bribe the judges and lawyers to put the judgment in their favour while the innocent and the guiltless are oppressed and get rotten in jail. This is due to the failure and frailty of the world legal system.
But the judgment of God is devoid of partiality (Acts 10:34). God will judge everyone with equity and fairness. God will bring every deed of a man long forgotten into judgment (Ecclesiastes 12:14). No person alive or dead will escape the judgment of God. But the righteous will not face condemnation.
In Romans 2:1-11, Apostle Paul undermines the false assumption that the Jewish people are exempted from universal judgment on the ground of integrity or because they are less sinful than the pagan world. Even being God’s people will not exempt them from judgment. Every man will be judged according to his deeds Jews and Gentiles alike.
Beloved, God will be fair in His judgment. He will never shortchange the rules of His judgment. God will never place upon the righteous the judgment meant for the wicked and the unrighteous (Romans 2:7, 10; 18; 1; Isaiah 26:2). There won’t be mistakes in God’s righteous judgment.
As God’s impartial judgment will begin with the Jews and extend to the Gentiles, so the judgment will begin from God’s house and extend to the rest of the world (1Peter4:17-18). None will be exempted. Why not repent of your sins and turn to Christ today in order to avoid God’s condemnation and damnation? Repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only sure way to escape God’s judgement. May God help us!
PRAYER: O Lord my Father, give me the grace to live for You so that I will not be condemned when You come to judge the world in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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