Most people today, Christians and some non-Christians alike, have a vague understanding that our actions will be judged by God in the end. That thought is somewhere in the back of our minds and we wonder how that could be. Well, recently scientists have discovered a planet similar in size to the earth orbiting a star in the constellation Cygnus. They named it Kepler 186f and it is roughly 500 light years away from earth. They also said that it is similar in climate to earth and could possibly support life. Whether that is true or not is beside the point. If we were transported to that planet and looking down on earth, we would just now be seeing Columbus discover America. The actions and motives of Columbus would be perfectly accurate and all the history books that have been written would be corrected. History that has been written by man is always slanted and biased by the one writing, but there will come a time when all the truth will be known. And so it is with our lives; every action we have taken and sin we have committed will be exposed accurately. It’s a rather fearful thing to think about. On the other hand, if it causes us to “fear the Lord”, it is the “beginning of wisdom” (Psalms 111: 10). May we embrace these spiritual truths and make the necessary course changes in our life to avoid the wrath of God.

Fortunately for the true believer, the one who has humbled himself before the Lord, confessed his sins and been obedient to all that the Lord asked, his sins will be removed as far as the east is from the west. And that is further away than the planet Kepler 186f.

Tis done, the great transaction’s done;
I am my Lord’s and He is mine;
He drew me and I followed on,
Charmed to confess the voice divine.

Happy day, happy day
When Jesus washed my sins away;
He taught me how to watch and pray,
And live rejoicing every day . . . (O Happy Day)