Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. —Matthew 13:30
Right now we live in a… mixed-up world. Some people get the headlines who, if the truth were known, should be getting a striped suit in a prison somewhere.
There are other worthy persons who are completely ignored in this world and, if the truth were known, they would be on the front covers of the news magazines next week.
God is not mixed up, though…. He has His own process for sorting things out. Many a person receiving the praise and plaudits of the world today will be sorted out when God’s time comes. He does not sort them out down here in our time. He did not even sort them when His twelve disciples were with Him. Peter was a coward and Judas was a lover of money and a betrayer, but not until the last minute did He even mention it. But when Judas died he was sorted out. He died and went to his own place.
Death sorts us out and if we go to heaven it is because we have a nature that belongs there. It is not hard for the sovereign God to sort out all the natures that belong in heaven and take them there.
Thank You, Father, for the surety I have of heaven through the blood of Jesus Christ, which is mine regardless of my position in the eyes of the world. Amen.