In one way or another millions of people around the world have just celebrated the birth of the Lord Jesus. Yet I wonder how many of them have unknowingly celebrated the birth of their judge?
It is one or the other. Either we know Christ as our Saviour or we are going to meet Him as our judge in a coming day. John tells us about it in the book of Revelation. “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Revelation 20:12). However, the Lord did not come to judge; He came to save. He Himself said, “I came not to judge the world, but to save the world” (John 12:47).
It is a historical fact that Jesus came to planet earth, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died and rose again, and is now in heaven as a man. Is He your Saviour or your judge? “For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved” ( John 3:17).