“Rejoice,” commands Solomon, “Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But [and] know that for all these things God will bring you into the judgment.”
“Good News: God is Salvation,” the church proclaims, “But remember: the Judgment is coming and God will no longer save.”
Do anxiety and caution save us from the Judgment of God?
Or do we not “know the Judgment of God?”
Solomon would go to the temple and see “the Judgment.”
The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world is the Judgment of God.
Solomon is not saying that anxiety saves us from the judgment of God. He is saying that the Judgment of God saves us from anxiety . . . and gives us the courage to rejoice, to give, to love, and to live.
“Rejoice…remember the judgment…and remove anxiety from your heart,” writes Solomon.
“Rejoice…remember my body broken and blood shed… and fear not,” says the Prince of Peace.