Jesus: The Righteous Judge
Finally, there is laid up for me
the crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give to me on that Day. 2 Timothy 4:8
Jesus is the Righteous Judge. When you come into future judgment, He will not punish you for your sins, because He died for your sins. Your sins were judged on the cross (John 12:31-32; 16:11), and all your iniquities were covered by the blood. When you appear before the Righteous Judge, He will reward you for your faithfulness and service. Every good thing you’ve ever done will be evaluated by Him (1 Corinthians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 5:10). Then He’ll give you your rewards, also called crowns (James 1:12).
Prayer: Lord, You are the Righteous Judge. Thank You for forgiveness of sins. Thank You for mercy and grace. I don’t deserve it, but I accept it.
The Righteous Judge will not make mistakes when He judges people at the end of this age. Because He is omnipotent, with all power, He can bring every person and all facts into His presence. Because He is omnipresent and omniscient, He knows all things; He understands everyone’s actions and motivations. Because He is God, you can count on Him to be a Righteous Judge. Whereas some corrupt judges can be bribed on this earth, Jesus will give the right judgment in the right way. He will look at all the merits of your case when you appear before Him. You will get the appropriate rewards from the Righteous Judge.
Prayer: Lord, I know You are righteous, so I rest securely in Your presence. I know You will judge me rightly. Amen.
Go Deeper: 2 Timothy 4:1-16
I declare: Jesus will give you the right judgment in the right way.