Spirit & Life Devotional
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Created For His Pleasure
"Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him." II Corinthians 5:9 NKJV
Paul started by saying that they were confident, and that it was okay with them to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. That is, to be physically dead and alive forever with Christ in heaven. Then he said that their only goal in life was to be well pleasing unto God; to live a life that glorified God.
And why was it so important that they lived in such a manner? Because according to the Scriptures, we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, to receive rewards for the things done in the body, whether good or bad.
Brothers and sisters, please note that we will one day be judged for every single thing that we did while here on earth; everyone of us - male and female, young and old, great and little - will stand before the Lord and receive a just reward for our actions, our words and our thoughts; no one will escape judgement! He will set the sheep on His right hand, and the goats on the left. He will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: and He will also say to those on the left, "Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels."
May we be among those on His right in Jesus name. Let's endeavour to always please Him, for that's why we were created.