Paul the apostle told the believers in Rome, “every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God”, and in chapter fourteen and verse twelve of Romans, Paul told the believers in Rome, “every one of us shall give account” where we read:
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
The verse begins, “So then every one of us …” Paul began with the words, “so then” which means “therefore, accordingly, consequently and these things being so” “every one” or “each, all, the whole and every person” “of us” which means “pertaining to Paul, his companions and his believing readers”. Paul included “each” and “every” person in that which he is about to declare.
The verse goes on to say, “… shall give account of himself to God.” Paul continued with the words, “shall give” which means “will supply, furnish, deliver, extend and present” “account” or “word, discourse, speech and declaration” “of himself” which means “of his or her own self” “to God” which refers to “the Godhead bodily and trinity which is comprised of God the Father, Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit”. Paul shared how “every person” will “deliver and extend” toward God a “declaration” concerning themselves.
When we consider these words of Paul, we recognize the awesome nature of his words. “Every” person will give a “speech or declaration” concerning their own lives. This is why it is imperative that Jesus Christ is “believed” and “received”. Without Jesus, there is no hope for anyone’s accounting because none will be acceptable before God. Only Jesus can “save”, and no amount of works or efforts can make a person righteous before God. Jesus lived a perfect life, died on the cross to pay the penalty for the sins and errors of the whole world and was raised again from the dead to extend “everlasting life” to everyone who believes. Without Jesus, the “accounting” before God will lead to “doom and destruction”, but with Him, there shall be “everlasting and eternal joy”.
Next time Paul tells the believers in Rome, “let us not therefore judge one another any more”, so read ahead, and we shall join together then.
Until tomorrow…there is more…
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