“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God,and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.” ( 2 Corinthians 5:10-11 )
There is a long tradition in the halls of elementary school education; being called to the principal’s office. And whenever a child is called to that ‘sacred’ office, the assumptions is that he or she did something ‘bad’. It does not matter if the child is classroom monitor, teacher’s pet, and the goodie-two shoes of the class. If you are sent to the principal’s office, you’re in for it! There were some principals that I knew who tried to be friends with the children. I never quite knew what to do with a friendly school principal. I have even have to admit I was nervous around some of my children’s school principals! But as the years past, and my children never got into trouble, I came to see them has fallible people and no different then myself.
In thinking about appearing before the judgment seat of Christ, I would compare that to being sent to the principal’s office, times ten! And in that instance, the Divine principal is infallible, righteous and holy! But Lord who sits on the judgment seat loves us more than any principal ever could!
May you, gentle reader, live not in fear of appearing before the judgment seat; rather, live in anticipation of being reunited with our God who will reward you for all the good you have done while in the body. Selah!