When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 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.
And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.
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….
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, youcursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels…. And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous intoeternal life
– Matthew 25
The great division between the sons of men is Christ. Here are the sheep: there are the goats. What parts them? Christ! He is the center.
There is no great barrier set up, as it were, on that last tremendous day, but he himself is the division. He shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on his left.
Now, that which parts us today into two portions is our relationship to Jesus Christ. On which side of Christ are you today? I want you to question yourselves about that.
If you are on his right hand you are among his people.
If you are not with him you are against him, and so are on his left hand.
Are you a sheep or goat?