Studies │Books of Life

     Notice that we learn further in Malachi 3:18, page 1497, that Yahweh will rely upon this Book of Remembrance when He “again will distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.”  This time of judgment seems very similar to parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 35:31-46, pages 1548-1549.  At this time of judgment, Jesus will separate the sheep from the goats. The sheep will inherit kingdom prepared for them from the foundation of the world, while the goats will be cast into eternal fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Likewise, the sheep gained favor with Jesus when they helped the foreigner, hungry, naked, thirsty and imprisoned.  To honor those people was the same as honoring Jesus.  Likewise, to ignore those people, would be to dishonor Jesus.  The righteous enter eternal life, and the wicked enter eternal punishment.

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