But they will give account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

1 Peter 4:5

The Apostle Peter emphasizes the doctrine of Divine judgement in 1 Peter 4. His teaching is an important reminder that everyone will stand before God one day. While there may be differences of opinion about all of the details, Christians believe the Last Day will come and we will all give an account for our thoughts, actions, and even our words. (Matthew 12:36)

In that day of judgement, those who have trusted in Jesus will be safe. Why? Because Believers have trusted in Christ as Savior. Jesus was judged in our place and He took upon Himself our guilt. The Lord suffered and died for us so that we might be set free. Believers will give an account for how we have used our lives for the Lord. (Romans 14:10) But, Heaven will be our final home and we are secure in Christ forevermore. (Romans 8:38-39)

Friend, trust in Jesus and be saved today. Those who are not trusting in Jesus will be judged, found guilty, and punished for their sins for all of eternity. Believe in Christ who died and rose again for you. He paid your debt, He was punished in your place, and He suffered guilt that you might be cleared of your sinfulness. Believe in Him today. He will do everything He has promised. Of that you can be sure!

Tony French

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