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The Righteous Judge
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For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Dear Father, I honor Jesus as judge of all according to His words in John 5:22-23a, “Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.” I honor Him that Your righteousness (holiness, purity, truth, blessedness, virtue, goodness, integrity and infinitely more) dwells in Him. Hallelujah! Our Lord Jesus is the Righteous Judge. I am very grateful that He does not judge me and all other people as earthly judges do, but in His perfect wisdom and righteousness. I am very grateful that one day, all who sincerely desire His return will receive a crown of righteousness. I want to live now and for all eternity completely under His rule, and I say with all my heart, as John did in Revelation 22:20b, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” I pray that that same eager longing for the Righteous Judge will very soon rise up within the whole Church. In His holy name I pray these things. Amen.