Wednesday, February 3
Read Matthew 13:47-52
"So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just" (v.49)
Standing in the barn, peering at the feed barrels, I was struggling with identifying which one contained catfish feed, horse pellets, or chicken feed. I had not et learned the characteristics of each type of feed. I soon discovered that catfish feed is little balls. Horse pellets are longer. Chicken feed is smaller pellets. It is no longer a problem to fill the feed bucket with the desired food for the correct animal.
At the end of the world, the characteristics of the wicket and the just will be easy for the angels to distinguish. The just have been transformed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Their lives are filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
It will be too late for the wicked to accept God's gift. Their lives have not been changed. Their lives will be recognized by the sins of lust, gluttony, greed, laziness, wrath, envy, and pride. Prepare today to be identified with the just! Jesus paid the price, accept His gift. (Tamara M. Crawford)
There's a great day coming,
A great day coming,
There's a great day coming by and by,
When the saints and the sinners shall be parted right and left
-- Will L. Thompson
Does your life emanate righteousness or wickedness?