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Judge and Juror

Yesterday I had the opportunity to serve as a Juror.  This was my first such experience and it was quite interesting to observe the proceedings.  I couldn’t help but think of God and judgement day.  The judge sat there with the prosecutor, defense attorney, and defendent all making motions and such but ultimately the judge had the final say.  After 2 hours of sitting and waiting the Judge announced that all cases had been dismissed, or settled, our services were not needed. When watching these actions I couldn’t help but think of the parallel, God dismissing the charges because of Jesus’ sacrifice, showing mercy but also standing ready to convict  those who never turned to him.

Hebrews 9:26-28

New International Version (NIV)

26 Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

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2 Peter 3:6-8

New International Version (NIV)

6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.  8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 

So, I spent the dreaded 2 hours on jury duty yesterday, got my $35 and went home but through that experience I was able to be reminded of Christ’s sacrifice for me, to bring me and all who follow Him salvation.  Have a blessed day!

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