Devotion of the Day

The Judge on Trial

Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Matthew 26:64

Here another nevertheless turns the tables. Our Lord is on trial, but He declares, “Nevertheless…this scene will change one day. I will be the Judge and you will be on trial.” It was this affirmation of His return that opened the floodgates of wrath so that even the high priest rent his clothes. Jesus Christ is no longer on trial awaiting our verdict. We are awaiting His verdict! The prospect of that Great Assize throws even organized religion into a fit, rending their garments sometimes as it did here, but the Christian welcomes the day when the trail will be reserved by the Judge who will rend not His clothes but the clouds of heaven!