He will render to each one according to his works
For God shows no partiality.
Both of these verses speak of the individual and the individual is responsible for themselves. The individual is responsible for their actions.
You will be judged according to your works, what you do, what you don’t do, how you respond to life. It has nothing to do with what you say or write. I has nothing to do with the hyperbole that you share with everyone or the bumper sticker on your car. It has nothing to do with others or the others you use as excuses. Your works, your deeds, are you and thus they are your judgement.
You, the individual, stands alone before God, the creating force that gave you life. You don’t get a legal team to look for loopholes or explain your actions. Your actions speak for themselves.
As Paul writes in verse 6:
…each one according to his works…
Each one, each individual, each act stands alone and stands on its own. It’s not an average or good column, bad column scenario. Rights do not cancel wrongs. There is no bottom line. Each act is its own story and each act has its own consequences.
God gives each individual life. Each individual gets its own life which is not dependent on anyone else. God gave each individual ten simple laws. That’s it, follow them with each action and righteousness is found and enters into your heart. It couldn’t be simpler than one individual, ten laws. The individual, and no one but the individual, is in control of adhering to the ten simple laws.
The individual is the gift from God. The individual must be maintained.
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