#TreasuredTruth #35Of366 #RawderKidulaKedaha
Mathematics was a great challenge in High school. I had the worst attitude and believed that God created me that way; to dislike mathematics. I never even tried; I gave up before the mathematics lesson. Even if my favourite teacher taught the subject, it became unbearable. When results came, I knew what to expect and I had made peace with it. But nothing gave me so much comfort like when almost the entire class failed. When I was not the only one, we could sit in crowds comforting ourselves, feeling good because the test was difficult for everyone, and the teacher would understand. (So we thought) It felt good when my parents questioned why I got a lower grade and I answered ‘I’m not the only one, everyone failed’
Later on in life, it happened many times; I was comforted when I got late for a meeting and noticed several other people had not showed up. I was not the only one. Sometimes the HR sent forms that were to be filled before a specific time, Rawder remembered the forms past the deadline, she walked from desk to desk to find out if everybody had filled, only to realize that most colleagues had also forgotten. It felt good. I was not the only one. Even with filing taxes, anytime I was late I would religiously watch news to find out if I was the only one who was late. Many times I am in a crowd with a million other Kenyans and I get a certain peace. I’m not the only one. Do you relate?
Then it grows into, am not the only one who did not make it to church. I’m not the only one who dint fast. I’m not the only who did not give towards that project. I’m not the only one who forgot to pray for the issue. I’m not the only one not involved in mission work, I’m not the only one who does not belong to a Bible study group. I’m not the only one who did not touch their Bible the whole week. I’m not the only one living in sin (in fact some people do worse things) I’m not the only one gossiping. I’m not the only one fornicating. I’m not the only one on my phone chatting during the service. I’m not the only one who dislikes this pastor. I’m not the only one who stood up to go home before the service was over. I’m not the only one who is not born again. Do we get -to; I’m not the only one who is going to hell? I don’t think so.
Romans 14:12 reminds us that each one of us will give an account of himself to God. This means that we will face God individually, I n fact Matthew 12:36 breaks it down; “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. How many words do you speak per hour? How many are careless words? Well, we will account for each on the day of judgement. No one will go in with their family, no one will be judged with their classmates, no one will go with their colleagues, no one will go with their friends, No crowds will be judged. You will give a personal account for your choices. No one would find any comfort in burning in hell as a crowd. No one will say ‘I’m not the only one in the fire’ instead the statements will be ‘why didn’t I resolve to live for the Lord’
Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong.(Exodus 23:2) The time is now. You may not be the only one doing wrong. But you will be the only one being judged.
May the Lord help us all.