Standing Before the Judge

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Standing before the judge was a brazen young man who had just been convicted of committing a crime. The judge, having found him guilty, uttered the sentence: "Thirty days in jail!"
The young man in a show of defiance cried back, "I can do that standing on my head!"
The judge replied, "Very well, we'll see if you can do sixty days standing on your head! Do you have anything else to say?"
The young man hung his head and quietly muttered, "No, your Honor."
Many people in defiance to God show the same rebellious spirit as that young man. I have heard some say that they would tell God this or that, or wickedly say that they will spit in God's face when they see Him.
Oh no! They will be just like that young man after his sentence was increased. The Scripture says that "every mouth [will] be stopped, and all the world... guilty before God." Rom. 3:1919Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. (Romans 3:19). Yes, and it also says, "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." Heb. 10:3131It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Hebrews 10:31).
But God has good news for the one who admits his guilt. "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe." Rom. 3:2222Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (Romans 3:22).
Yes, my friend, judgment before a holy God awaits you, "for all have sinned" (verse 23), but God is willing to reckon you to be righteous if you will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and His redemptive work on Calvary's cross. "Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus." verse 24.
"Christ died for the ungodly." Rom. 5:66For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (Romans 5:6). Have you bowed your head and told Him you are a lost sinner, worthy only of judgment, and owned that you need Him as your Savior? Won't you do so now? He waits to save you!