Ezekiel 24:14b You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions,” declares the Sovereign LORD.
What a frightening thought, Lord! What if you judged me on the basis of my conduct and my actions? I would have no hope. My life would be filled with despair. For I know my sinful actions. So do you. But you stood in judgment over your Son. He was convicted of MY sinful conduct and actions. Now as you judge me, you do so not on the basis of what I do or what I have done, but on the basis of what Christ did. As you now judge me you declare to me, “You are not guilty! You are righteous! I forgive you!” May this truth chase away all doubt and fear and daily fill me with peace, joy, and hope. Amen.