Judgment day is the day that is planted like a seed down inside of you. Fear of the Lord is a seed planted down inside of you, waiting to erupt and grow out of you. You know it’s their home. Jesus plants many seeds and one of these plants waiting to come to fruition is the fear of the Lord. The very exact point of judgment day, as described by God himself, is that it is not planned. And something that is not planned comes by surprise. Our judgment day is not something we look forward to in the future and ponder. Our judgment day absolutely comes by surprise. As it did in the ashes of Job‘s life. His judgment was not all of his suffering, his judgment day was the day he met God. As it was for Peter and his bitter tears. His judgment day came as a complete surprise. And these are exactly the moments where fear, True fear, manifests itself. Because it is fear of the Lord which is a beautiful fruit. It is a bitter and a sour tasting fruit, but it’s aftertaste is sweet and wonderful as honey because it was planted by God himself at the beginning of time; and that day, the day of the ashes that are waiting to be discovered by you, the ashes of your life, that day when you cried bitter tears because you never knew God, that day is waiting for you and it will be a surprise. As surprising as it was to two men in the field, as surprising as it was to two women at the mill, as surprising as it was to the chaff and the goats. But as in Job, that fear is understanding. It is understanding something now who you truly were, who you truly are, the only thing that matters, whose you truly are and where life really begins, That you were already dead, that you were dead in your transgressions.
"The wages of sin is death."
We typically take this phrase to mean the final wage at the end of our entire life of sin for work. But wages are something you’re paid all the time, you’re paid them every day at the end of your day's work. Sin is a daily job. Our dead life is a sinful life. I’m getting paid in death each day