Psalm 50:3-5 Our God comes; he does not keep silence; … He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!”
I often hear people talk of the Day of Judgment when Christ comes to claim His own and we all stand before God and hopefully hear the words “Well done good and faithful servant.” Perhaps that is what Psalm 50 is referring to. But it occurred to me that every day is a mini-Judgment Day. Yes, I am forgiven if I ask to be and confess my sins. But the Christian walk should be more than “transgression confession”.
God made a covenant with me and with you. Believe my Son is the Savior, accept Him as Lord of your life and you will live forever in my Presence. When we do, we emulate Christ. He sacrificed Himself for us. In return, should we not sacrifice ourselves to Him? Sacrifice our pride, human self-centeredness, envy, greed, lust, sloth and unjust anger. Should we not choose to turn our cheeks, forgive those who have hurt us, give the shirt off our backs and love the unlovable?
Every night, before I close my eyes, I need to be more diligent in praying – “Did I do that today for You, Lord?” What’s more, I should pray , “Show me where I can be your hands and feet, eyes and ears, grace and mercy tomorrow. I am one of your people in covenant with You. Here I am, Lord, your servant. Send me.”
Perhaps tonight, before you close your eyes, you might consider asking the same of yourself. What have you done today for God? If each of us were more fervent in doing that, and following through each and every day, just think what the results would be!