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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Corinthians 4:4
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.
St Paul, in speaking to the young church at Corinth, told them that although he was an apostle of Jesus and had a clear conscience, it didn’t necessarily make him an innocent man. In the end, Paul said he would stand before the Lord and be judged by God. Of course, the point he was wanting to make is that, ultimately, all of us will one day stand before the living God. Which means, “It’s Still The Lord That You And I Will Answer To!”
I love this passage because it levels the playing field. It matters not whether a person is the president of a country, a king, a despot, or a lowly servant. One day each and every one of us will stand before the God of all ages and be judged by him. There is a tendency that most of us have that say well, I feel pretty good about myself. I’ve done what was required of me, and I even go to church once every three Sundays. However, it’s not you and me that will have the final say. Paul wrote half of the New Testament and was the great missionary church planter, yet in the final analysis, even he said, “It’s Still The Lord That You And I Will Answer Too!”
This AM, I stand before you, ready to be judged. It’s better that I hear your word to my heart on where I stand now than wait till later. I want to live in light of your Word and not my feelings. Help me today to walk in that light. Amen
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