God will judge people according to the light they have received. God will measure people’s lives by the improved or neglected opportunities that have been given to know the truth. Responsibility will be measured out in direct proportion to the way in which men have made use of the light God has given them (Matthew 11:21-24).
The Bible teaches that to whom much has been given, much will be required. “But the one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. And from everyone who has been given much shall much be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more” (Luke 12:48).
The Lord will judge people by His Moral standard – Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:3-17) which is the expression of His will. God says, “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. For He who said, “Do not commit adultery,” also said, “Do not murder.” Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law. So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty” (James 2:10-12). The apostle exhorts his fellow church members to strive by the grace of God for a daily practice of speaking and doing that is conformable to God’s law. For God “will repay each of you according to your deeds” (Revelation 2:23 also Jeremiah 17:10).
The good news is that God is a fair judge (Isaiah 61:8). The righteous will not fear Him for He “shows no partiality” (Romans 2:6,10,11). Freedom from favoritism is part of God’s character as the righteous Judge (Deuteronomy 10:17; 2 Chronicles 19:7). Jesus Himself will be the believers’ “advocate with the Father” (1 John 2:1). Therefore, “they will sing before the LORD, for He comes, He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in His truth” (Psalm 96:13).
In His service,
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