Each one of us is on a journey to our final, and eternal, destination. As Christians, we live with the confident assurance that our eternal home is with God. But, we’re not home yet and there is a life to be lived as we journey toward heaven. It is my prayer that this series of devotions will help you discover not only a glimpse of heaven, but that it would prepare you to more fully live like you are home even as you continue the journey.
This is day fourteen from the devotional journal, “Almost Heaven: Devotions For the Journey Home”. Each of these devotions are designed to help a person spend time with God in the process of discovering how He would have us to live as we prepare for an eternal home.
A Home Of Right Judgment
“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature — have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.“
Romans 1:18-20 (NIV)
Have you ever had someone pass judgment on you that was based on incorrect information? How did it make you feel? Do you tend to judge others based on information that may be incorrect or missing? How do you know? Have you ever had a judgment made against you that you didn’t like but you knew they were right about it? How did you respond? Does knowing that God’s standards are right and never-changing give you peace concerning His wrath?
While we may not mind undeserved credit, we definitely don’t want undeserved blame. One thing we can count on in God’s home is that His judgments will be always be right and always be based on truth. People, even you and I, can be very quick to pass judgment on others whether we have accurate information or not. As we journey towards our home in heaven, God wants us to seek Him for right judgments. As you pray, ask God to help you trust His judgments. Pray that you would turn to God when others make judgments about you that are inaccurate. Pray that the judgments you make in life would be based in the truth of God’s Word.