Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. (2 Timothy 4:8)
Judgment Day is coming. Only God the Father knows the exact hour, but the time is approaching when all people everywhere will be repaid according to God’s heavenly record of their earthly life.
For some, this will be terrible as all of their sin is paraded out before the eyes of eternity and they then receive their just penalty.
But for those in Christ, it will be a different experience entirely.
Christian, on that day of judgment, the book will be opened and your life examined and this is what your record will say…
RIGHTEOUS, REDEEMED, AND TOTALLY CLEAN.
If you’re in Christ, your sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus, and judgment day will have no punishment for you, only reward!
So, as you follow Jesus in gratefulness for His grace, let this truth spur you on with good cheer: Jesus has a crown of righteousness for you.