“Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, ‘First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn’” (Matthew 13:30).
It is with great anticipation that we look ahead to God’s final judgment. For his people, it is a doctrine of not only theological richness but, also, one of great encouragement. God’s judgment is the moment of vindication for a people who have labored to live faithfully and, when, finally, his justice will prevail. Judgement is not our dread but our destiny.