The Valley of Decision

There are many, many people in the valley of decision. The day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

Joel 3:14 GW

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory and all his angels are with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. The people of every nation will be gathered in front of him. He will separate them as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right but the goats on his left.

“Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, my Father has blessed you! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me into your home. I needed clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’”

Matthew 25:31‭-‬36 GW

“The king will answer them, ‘I can guarantee this truth: Whatever you did for one of my brothers or sisters, no matter how unimportant ⌊they seemed⌋, you did for me.’”

Matthew 25:40 GW

You can only think one thought at a time.

Are you thinking thoughts of judgment or thoughts of compassion?

We are admonished not to judge.

There is only one righteous Judge.

Mercy will be shown to those who show mercy.

Grace will be shown to those who show grace.

Love will be shown to those who show love.

His children know His voice.

It’s the voice that says think of others as better than yourself.

It’s the voice that says observe the times and seasons.

Time is short.

Our King returns soon.

Sooner than you could ever possibly think or imagine.

Stay awake.

Don’t fall asleep and slip back into sin.

The righteous live by faith.

The finish line is within sight.

It’s time to make one final push.

Every day counts.

Every soul counts.

No matter how unimportant they may seem, the Lord loves them.

People perish for lack of knowledge.

Without knowing the Gospel truth and acting on it, people continue to live like goats.

They are stubborn and self-willed.

They endlessly consume and contribute nothing to the greater good.

When people are awakened to the truth, they get adopted into God’s family.

They become sheep with a Good Shepherd.

They live lives of service.

The good works we do for others are like pure, white wool.

Brothers and sisters, in view of all we have just shared about God’s compassion, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him. This kind of worship is appropriate for you.

Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect.

Romans 12:1‭-‬2 GW

The Valley of decision is close at hand.

The Day of the Lord is near.

He will decide.

He will decide who inherits the Kingdom.

He will decide who will eat the punishment they deserve.

We are saved by grace.

That grace should transform our lives.

Let your light shine in front of people.

Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in Heaven.

May God’s grace abound in your life.

In Jesus’ Name I pray.

Amen.

Faith works.

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