The Lord Jesus still extends His offer of salvation. He came to die for our sins, and He gladly saves everyone who trusts in Him. But one day that offer will be withdrawn. The slain Lamb – sacrificed for sin – will become the Lion, bringing judgment upon all who rejected Him.
In Discover yourself in the Psalms, Warren Wiersbe recalled a story told by an evangelist he heard many years ago: “In a frontier town, a horse bolted and ran away with a wagon that had a little child in it. Seeing the child was in danger, a young man risked his life to catch the horse and stop it. The child who was rescued grew up to become a lawless man, and one day he stood before a judge as the man who years before, had saved his life, so he pled for mercy on the basis of that experience. But the words from the bench silenced all his pleas. ‘Young man, then I was your savior; today I am your judge, and I sentence you to be hanged.’”
Jesus stands before us today as our Savior, the Lamb slain for our sins. But if we do not turn to Him in faith, He will say: “On earth I was your Savior, but you would not believe. Here I am your Judge; depart from Me to everlasting punishment.”
Those who believe on the Lamb will not have to face the Lion in judgment. – David C. Egner
What we do with Christ now will determine what God will do with us later.
- January 21, Vol. 1, Our Daily Bread