He shall judge the world in righteousness!
(Thomas Tymme, Puritan)
"He shall judge the world in righteousness, and He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness." Psalm 9:8
In this final judgment,
tears will not prevail,
prayers will not be heard,
promises will not be admitted,
repentance will be too late; and
as for riches, honorable titles, scepters, and crowns — these will profit much less! The inquisition shall be so minute and diligent, that not one light thought nor one idle word shall be forgotten. For Truth Himself has said, not in jest, but in earnest, "Of every idle word which men have spoken — they shall give an account in the day of judgment!"
Oh, how many who now sin with great delight, yes, even with greediness (as if Christians served a God of wood or of stone, which sees nothing, or can do nothing), will be then astonished, ashamed, and silent! Then shall the days of your vain mirth be ended — and you shall be overwhelmed with everlasting darkness; and instead of your fleeting pleasures — you shall have everlasting torments!