The Queen of the South will rise up with this generation at the judgment and will condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. - Matthew 12:42
It strikes me this morning that Jesus is a big deal.
I am sitting here, honestly in a bit of a funk, and I hear the voice of my Wonderful Savior whisper sweetly in my ear:
“It’s not about you.”
Jesus speaks of a judgment in this scripture that I have not considered before.
We know that every man will stand, on his own before the throne of God and his deeds will be judged – your life reduced to a crazy heap of wood, hay, stubble, gold silver and precious stones, and the Word of the Lord which is like fire (Jeremiah 23:29) will consume all the combustibles and purify (Malachi 3:3) all that remains.
But Jesus speaks of a couple other judgments.
Matthew 25 describes nations or people groups being separated like sheep and goats. Apparently we have a responsibility to be an influence of righteousness in our nation.
But here Jesus speaks of the judgment of a generation.
I have not really thought too much about this before, but Jesus tells us here that the age when He walked the earth would be judged, and those who worshiped Him in the past would testify against them.
How is it with our generation?
Does our age stand in danger of condemnation from the Queen of Sheba? Will Rahab who turned against her own nation and generation and chose Christ, will she stand in judgment against our nation and our generation for making it all about us and not considering it all about Jesus?
I hear the voice of the Lord calling me to re-focus on Him.
Will you turn your eyes upon Jesus today?
Lord, forgive my selfishness, forgive me for making it about me, forgive my self-pity, and help me see Jesus today.
I’m gonna’ follow Jesus. You coming?