Work will be Brought into Judgment
shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it
be good, or whether it be evil. Eccl. 12:14.
In the case of each individual there is a process going forward which is far
more wonderful than that which transfers the features to the polished plate
of the artist. The art of the photographer merely imprints the likeness on
perishable substance; but in the life-record the character is faithfully delineated,
and this record, however dark, can never be effaced except by the blood of
the atoning Sacrifice.
of God are taking a daguerreotype of the character just as accurately as the
artist takes the likeness of the human features; and . . . it is from this
that we are to be judged! When the Judgment shall sit, and the books shall
be opened, there will be many astonishing disclosures. Men will not then appear
as they appear to the human eyes and finite judgments. Secret sins will then
be laid open to the view of all. Motives and intentions which have been hidden
in the dark chambers of the heart will be revealed.
appear as a real life-picture.
solemn and awful hour the unfaithfulness of the husband will be opened to
the wife, and the unfaithfulness of the wife, to the husband. Parents will
then learn, for the first time, what was the real character of their children,
and children will see the errors and mistakes that marked the lives of their
parents. The man who robbed his neighbor through false representations, is
not to escape with his ill-gotten gains. God has an exact record in His books,
of every unjust account and every unfair dealing.
will be true and vivid in condemnation of the guilty one, who in that day
is found wanting. The mind will recall all the thoughts and acts of the past;
the whole life will come in review like the scenes in a panorama.
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