4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. – Psalm 1:4-6
Dying scares most of us.
It looms ahead, though. That point in time when all of our work will be done. There will be a time when we can do nothing more and will not have the capacity to do anything else. At this point, our record will be finished.
But what will our record say? Will we have achieved some sort of incredible, lasting impact on society? Will statues be built in our honor? Or, maybe, society will celebrate our death because we are viewed as a pariah.
Regardless of what we have done or achieved, at our death, there will be only one thing that matters: are we considered righteous before God or unrighteous?
The answer to this question determines our eternity. Will we be separated and alone in hell, or will we forever be in the presence of our Savior?
Without a Savior, we are “like chaff that the wind drives away” (v. 4). Without a Savior, we “will not stand in the judgment” (v. 5).
But with a Savior – with a relationship with Jesus Christ, we have His righteousness before God. When we are in Christ, the Father looks on us and see the work His Son has done on our behalf.
For this, let us worship our gracious and merciful God today.