Giving Account

But why dost thou judge thy brother?  or why dost thou set at nought thy brother?  for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Romans 14:10-12

To me, one of the scariest or most intimidating verses in the Bible is Romans 14:12.  “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”  Every one of us is going to stand before God Himself and give account of ourselves.  No matter if we are rich or poor; no matter if we are old or young; no matter if we are good or bad – we are all going to stand before the Lord and give account of ourselves.

To me, that is an intimidating verse.  I have done many stupid things in my life.  I have done many sinful things in my life.  I have wasted a ridiculous amount of time in my life.  I have wasted or missed many opportunities in my life.  And I will have to, one day, stand before my maker and answer for it all.

There will be no excuses on that day.  There will be no do overs on that day.  There will be no talking our way out of things or blaming other people for the mistakes that we have made.  It will only be us, standing there and answering for our lives.

What have we done with the lives that God has given us?  Have we been using it for Him and His glory or have we been wasting it on ourselves and our own fleshly desires?  Whatever the answer to that question, we need to remember this future meeting.  We need to be ready to give account of our lives, because that is exactly what we will do someday.

3 responses to this post.

  1. It is this meeting that makes me grateful for Grace. It is this meeting that pushes me to activate that grace fully in my life now.

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