You have heard that the evidence for the truth claims of Jesus Christ are so abundant that they demand a verdict. Indeed, they do…but they demand so much more than just a verdict.
Many people have rendered a verdict for Christ as if they think that this is the main thing Christ wants from us. Is this “the big question” of life – who Jesus is? And does He judge each of us primarily on the basis of our answer to this question, rendering to secondary status how we lived, how we treated others, how we responded to His commandments?
If the only thing Christ wanted from us was a verdict, He would be making us judges and not doers. He would be the doer of life and we would be the judges of life. This idea is repugnant.
Jesus Christ is indeed the Doer and Judge of all life. We, however, are also to be doers – not mere judges of His doing.
If the evidence of Christ has compelled you to a verdict, fine. But recognize that your verdict is to be the beginning of something not the end of something. God is not looking for your approval. He’s looking for a relationship whereby you may walk in a way that honors Him…and thereby add even more evidence to what has already been accumulated.