Siapakah Anda Sesungguhnya?

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Mat 25:31-46 | Pdt. Erick Kartawijaya

The Final Judgment (Listen)

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Tuhan Yesus mengingatkan para muridNya, agar hidup sebagai umatNya, karena Dia (Anak Manusia) akan datang dalam kemuliaanNya sebagai Raja, serta mengungkapkan siapa umatNya yang sesungguhnya dan yang bukan.
Apa yang akan dilakukanNya saat datang nanti?

1. Melakukan pemisahan (25:32)
Semua bangsa akan dikumpulkan di hadapanNya, lalu Ia akan memisahkan mereka seperti gembala memisahkan
domba dari kambing. Dia sangat mengenal dombaNya, dan dombaNya juga mengenal Dia

2. Menyatakan putusan akhir (25:34,36; 25:41,46)
DombaNya dikumpulkan di sebelah kanan, dinyatakanNya sebagai ‘yang diberkati’ dan ’orang benar’, serta menerima
kerajaan dan masuk ke dalam hidup yang kekal. Sedang mereka yang di sebelah kiri dinyatakan sebagai ‘orang terkutuk’ serta diusir dari hadapanNya, dan masuk ke dalam api atau tempat siksaan yang kekal.

3. Mengungkapkan bukti (25:34-40,42-45)
Bukti yang diungkapkan tentang siapa sesungguhnya diri mereka, sama sekali tidak diduga, baik oleh umatNya atau yang bukan. Karena umatNya mengasihi dan melayani tanpa tahu bahwa itu untuk Yesus, tapi karena itu adalah ‘way to live’ (cara/gaya hidup) mereka. Yang bukan umatNya, tidak melakukan itu karena tidak tahu bahwa itu untuk
Yesus, karena mengasihi dan melayani memang bukan ‘way to live’ (cara/gaya hidup) mereka.

Ringkasan kotbah Pdt. Erick Kartawijaya, 5 Maret 2023

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