- Taken from "Sharpened Arrows.
A young man took his first parachute jump and was so enraptured with the adrenalin rush of the free fall that he neglected to pull the rip cord in time. The chute only partially opened and he landed on a freshly ploughed farmer’s field which cushioned the blow of the impact. His friends rushed to him expecting the worst, and found him seriously injured, but alive and conscious. He then declared “boy, did I blow it!”
Imagine for a moment you are standing at the open door of a plane at 10,000 feet and you have to jump. The parachute is right near the door. Will you jump without putting it on? Of course not! You know that parachute will save you from the unchanging law of gravity and you value your life and you do not wish to perish. One day sooner or later, we all must face an unavoidable “jump” when at the end of life you and I will launch out into eternity and face another unchanging law called the moral law of God. Many know it as the 10 commandments. This law was written indelibly on stone tablets and upon every human heart via our God given conscience.
God’s Word tells us that he has appointed a day when he will judge the World in righteousness and this is the standard that God himself has specified that he will judge us with. So let’s see how you do. Have you ever lied or stolen? Then God sees you as a lying thief. Have you ever looked at someone with lustful desire? then God sees you as an adulterer at heart. Have you used God’s holy name as a swear word? Then God sees you as a blasphemer. Have you hated anyone? Then God sees you as a murderer at heart. We’ve only looked at 5 of the 10 commandments. How did you do? Would you be innocent or guilty on judgment day?