When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. – Matthew 25:31-33 (NIV)
On the Day of the Lord, the Lord will judge the people. He will come in his glory “and all the angels with Him,” sitting up His glorious throne. At that time, He will judge the works of us all as believers. Here, in the Gospel of Matthew, it is written that He will have all the nations gathered before Him. I do not mean to offer a deep discussion on or explanation of eschatology, but I must share that the sheep and goats are of the Lord’s flock.
The Lord will separate each of us based upon our attitude and actions related to the poor, the imprisoned, the hungry and others. He will pass judgment on how well we loved our neighbor. He will not measure our actions based upon something that He has hidden from us. He is a righteous judge. After all, He is the Good Shepherd. He will separate the sheep from the goats.
Which side will you stand on when the Lord judges the ways of men? Will you be among the sheep? Or, will you be among the goats? Will you be on the right or the left? Which will it be?
Take into consideration the entire chapter 25 of Matthew. Consider how well you are preparing for the Lord’s coming day. Read it and the prophecies related to the day of the Lord. Read up on Joel and Zephaniah’s prophecies about the day of the Lord.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25:40 (KJV)