The prospect of judgment normally brings fear, and rightly so. The judgment of God is the most fearsome of terrible thing a created being can endure. But if we belong to God, if we abide in his love, we do not need to fear. We can approach the day of judgment with confidence because the love that God has shown us through the sacrifice of this Son Jesus Christ has removed the source of our fear and replaced it with the certain hope of eternal life. He is transforming true believers into the likeness of his Son, and preparing them so that they can stand with confidence at the judgment.