This past week the world watched along with the American public as nominees were brought before the United States Congress to be questioned on their historical, present and future ideas about how they believe they would best be suited to lead certain segments of America’s foreign and domestic interests. They were selected by the newly elected President of the United States to represent his ideals and positions to America and the world – we call these proceedings “Confirmation Hearings”.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.
“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’” Matthew 7:21-23
New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). (Mt 7:21–23). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
As Christian’s we should accept that we too are also involved in a more weighty series of confirmation hearings on a daily basis. But you’re not nominated by a person or a organization.
Your are personally selected and nominated by God Himself.
Your nomination holds the same ultimate question being asked: Will there be enough evidence or supporting testimony to approve your confirmation to represent the One who has nominated and presented you before the world?
Or – will you be rejected because there was a overwhelming degree of evidence proving that you never where the right choice for the job. You put on a good show, you said all the right things, came to all the parties but in the end – Christ never actually knew you.
You didn’t pass the Confirmation process although so many had high hopes for you.
ΑΩ ~ Rev. A. David Griffin, MDiv.