“As I live,” says the Lord God, “you will not use this proverb any more in Israel, for all souls are mine to judge – fathers and sons alike – and my rule is this : It is for a man’s own sins that he will die.” Ezekiel 18:2-4
We will not appear on Judgment Day collectively.
There won’t be talk of; “We attend the same church and/or go to the same Bible study.”
We are on our own.
No one will give references for us and try and put in a good word for us.
I stand before Him alone. There will be no “choir” of us. Just me.
Good news? I won’t carry the baggage of my associates with me.
Bad news? There will be no coattails to cling to.
God sees me perfectly. There is nothing hidden. My thoughts, plans, and actions are common knowledge to Him.
It behooves me to approach Him as an individual. To know that I alone am accountable.
There will be a time when my life will be seen by me as it really is. I will know that I am unworthy of an after life with a perfect God BUT it is then that I will truly realize the mercy/grace of God.
I will not be given a place in heaven because of my earthly associations. That placement happens because of my association with God.
I accept His provision for me when He sent Jesus to die for my sins. Jesus died for that which should separate me from an after life with God.
What a Savior!