The scales of judgement
“Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances,
and art found wanting.”
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Into those scales I must go.
God will not take me on my profession.
I may bring my witnesses with me; I may bring my minister and the deacons of the church to give me a character, which might be thought all-sufficient among men, but God will tolerate no subterfuge.
Into the scales he will put me, do what I may; whatever the opinion of others may be of me, and whatever my own profession.
And let me remember, too, that I must be altogether weighed in the scales.
I cannot hope that God will weigh my head and pass over my heart—that because I have correct notions of doctrine, therefore he will forget that my heart is impure, or my hands guilty of iniquity.
My all must be cast into the scales.
Come, let me stretch my imagination, and picture myself about to be put into those scales.
Shall I be able to walk boldly up and enter them, knowing whom I have believed, and being persuaded that the blood of Christ and his perfect righteousness shall bear me harmless through it all; or shall I be dragged with terror and dismay? Shall the angel come and say, “Thou must enter.”
Shall I bend my knee and cry, “Oh, it is all right,”
or shall I seek to escape? Now, thrust into the scale,
do I see myself waiting for one solemn moment.
My feet have touched the bottom of the scales, and there stand those everlasting weights, and now which way are they turned? Which way shall it be? Do I descend in the scale with joy and delight, being found through Jesus’ righteousness to be full weight, and so accepted; or must I rise, light, frivolous, unsound in all my fancied hopes, and kick the beam?
We all ought to check our weight before God does
(2 Corinthians 13:5). The scales of God’s judgement will show in our favour only if Jesus Christ, the Rock of Ages, is in us.
Do you need to put on weight?
Sermon no. 257
12 June (1859)
If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ,
you can be accepted into his kingdom.
I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.
Marvelous God Almighty,
I come to you in the precious name of Jesus,
who died for me to make me free of sin,
I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free,
I confess that He is the son of God.
I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value,
not only to live on this earth,
but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
In the precious name of Jesus I ask.
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