Scripture: 1 Kings 2:1-2a
As David's time to die drew near, he charged Solomon his son, saying, "I am going the way of all the earth.
Insights: This week we are going to be examining the last instructions of David to his son Solomon before he became the next king of Israel. Today’s Thoughts by Scott is very simplistic based on the verse and sentence you have read today. Here is the thought: you will die. That is profound, is it not? Hebrews 9:27 tells us, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” You are going to die unless Jesus returns and takes His bride back home with Him. When we die, we face one of two judgments. The first judgment is for believers, those who are born again because they have been saved by Jesus. They have put their faith and trust in Jesus alone as their only way of being escorted into the throne room of God and to experience His love and joy for all eternity. This judgment is called the Bema seat judgment or the judgment seat of Christ. Everyone who stands before this judgment will spend eternity with the Lord. The second judgment is the Great White Throne Judgment and it is for all of those who never received the free gift of salvation found in Jesus Christ. Everyone who faces this judgment will be cast in the Lake of Fire where there will be torture for all eternity. These are the only two options. David said, “I am going the way of all the earth.” He was going to one of those two judgments. Because of what the Bible states about David, I believe he went before the Bema seat judgment. If you have never received Jesus as your Lord and Savior all you have to do is cry out to Him. Tell Him you know you are a sinner and that you are not capable of saving yourself. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and to forgive you of your sins. Ask Him to give you assurance of your salvation by granting you the peace and joy that the Holy Spirit gives to His children. After that, it is all about growing in Jesus, letting Him do a redemptive work in your life as you learn to hear His voice and grow in faith to the point you obey Him no matter how crazy His commands may sound. Beloved, it is worth it!
- In Which judgment seat are you are you going after your death?
- Would you like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior in order for you to go to the Bema seat judgment?
Prayer: Father, Your mercy is amazing and Your love is overwhelming. Thank You for saving me and allowing me to enter into a relationship with You. May I grow in understanding You and knowing You better as we travel this exciting journey together. Amen.