Ok, so I know I'm exaggerating the point a bit and I do this partly in jest. I know that there's a lot of truth behind this perspective. I know that in light of God's kingdom, perhaps we will be reminded about our sin and I know we will no doubt be judged for it. But is it really God's nature to sit us down and shove our faces in our junk? No.
Perhaps more in line with God's nature would be a judgement in which, rather than having our own sin revealed to us, we will have the sin of another person--perhaps someone of whom we have never even heard--revealed to us. And, rather than being judged for the wrong we've done, we'll be judged according to the way we respond to their sin. Will we be disgusted by them? Will we hate them? Will our response reflect the unrelenting love of God or our unrelenting thirst for vengeance? How many of us who may have looked ok in the first test would fail this one miserably?
In the end, is it not true that God's interest lies less in the things we do than in the way we see the people around us? If God is going to test us by anything, surely it will be by the way we reflect Him on our response to others.
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