Mt 16:24-28 For the Son of Man will come with HIS angels in HIS Father’s glory, and then HE will repay each according to his conduct.
This is A WARNING AND A PROMISE. No where in Tradition or The Bible does it say that All Will Be Saved.
- Matt 7:13 "Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it." - Matt 13:49 "So it will be at the end of the age; the angels will come forth and take out the wicked from among the righteous," - Matt 3:12 "His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire" -Matt 25:33 "and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left"
These are just a few of the WARNINGS AND PROMISES. "HE will repay each according to his conduct." This should cause a little fear. Am I ready to stand before the Throne of God and be judged?
A little fear is good. A little fear acknowledges that We need God. A little fear acknowledges that We need to Change. A little fear acknowledges that YOU ARE GOD and i am not.
A little fear shows respect. A little fear curbs our pride. A little fear demonstrates an understanding of The Creator and His creature.
A little fear acknowledges that we hear the WARNING and that we desire the PROMISE.
The PROMISE that IF we pray, IF we repent, IF we believe, IF we trust and IF we desire a relationship with GOD, then we will be saved.
Today, let us ponder "HE will repay each according to his conduct." - and let's fix our conduct.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, pray for us.