By Love Transformed, by R.T. Kendall

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Vindication

At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. —Philippians 2:10-11

The only solid vindication is what God does, and He will give it at the judgment seat of Christ. Judge nothing before that time. Lower your voices; keep all vindication in suspension and suspicion. One day, everybody will see the truth. Expect to be surprised how God does it and what the truth turns out to be.

But Jesus' vindication is the supreme vindication; He was given the highest place, and our worship throughout eternity will be, "Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain." That is what will give us our joy then. Do you think that you are going to get your joy by getting your name cleared? I do not say that there is not going to be some joy there, for the Lord promised it, but that will seem as nothing compared to the joy we are all going to have in worshiping Him, who came to this earth, who lived among men. He died on the cross, and nobody understood it. He was raised from the dead and still to this moment awaits the vindication He will have in the last day when every knee shall bow before Him.

We shall also bow, and whatever vindication we may have, whatever reward, whatever crown, we shall cast our crowns before Him. If that will be what will give us joy, then may it give us joy now, for this is our Lord's day of vindication. What the world will eventually see, we see now. We must worship Him—worship Him with all our hearts and know that this is His day.

Excerpted from Meekness and Majesty (Christian Focus Publications Ltd., 1992, 2000).

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