God in the Dock?

The Lord addressed Job out of the storm and said: “Who shut within doors the sea, when it burst forth from the womb; when I made the clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling bands? When I set limits for it and fastened the bar of its door, and said: Thus far shall you come but no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stilled!” –Job 38:8-11

soupSomeday, dear brothers and sisters, you and I will have to face God in judgment. It could be today.

The all-important question at that moment will be: Am I okay with God? Or am I not okay? Am I just, or am I unjust?

There will be no tricking the judge at that moment. There will be no subterfuges available to us, no fudging things. All the truth will be out in the open.

When everything is said and done, we will either go to God justified, and then we can look forward to getting to heaven after purification. Or we will go to God unjust, and then…Not good.

The most important thing, then, is to be just before God. Being able to stand before Him–upright, full of divine love—being able to say to Him truthfully, ‘Lord, behold your friend.’—This is the most important thing.

The problem is: How can we hope to be just in God’s sight? We are weak and ignorant sinners, whom God has made out of nothing.

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