Col. 3:25. “But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.”
The Blue Letter Bible gives a general usage of “he that doeth wrong” that I think is worth repeating here:
- to act unjustly or wickedly, to sin,
- to be a criminal, to have violated the laws in some way
- to do wrong
- to do hurt
- to do some wrong or sin in some respect
- to wrong some one, act wickedly towards him
- to hurt, damage, harm
“Absolutely” is to simply be an unjust, wicked, hurtful person. “Transitively” is to inflict that wrongdoing on someone else.
Those who behave in such a manner WILL be called to account for it.
No respect of persons: When the evildoer faces God on that dreadful day, it will not matter who he was, how important, how wealthy; being the wealthiest man on earth will not protect him. His earthly status will be worthless. His race or ethnicity won’t matter. Only his heart will matter, and God is the only One Who can look into a man’s heart and see what lies within. There will be no excuse. No team of top lawyers can be retained to get the evildoer out of his punishment. No plea bargains. No bribes. No promises to reform.
I will be too late, when we stand face to face with God to answer to Him for our sin. If we have not repented of our sin, and accepted His sacrifice for our sin and given our hearts to Him BEFORE that day, then there will not be any more chances. The time to escape eternal damnation is now, not when we stand before Him at that final judgment.
2 thoughts on “No Respect of Persons”
no turning back, no weak, shame-faced apology will atone. The imbalance of what many churches teach from the pulpit is too much love, and not enough fear of the Lord’s wrath. We serve a JUST God who will not leave wickedness unpunished.
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Without His holiness, His love would not suffice. Holiness always comes first.