Christians are judged first


By God’s standards, wickedness consists not only in actively doing that which is bad, but just as much in the failure to do good when it lies within our power to do it. The righteous are defined as those who serve god; the wicked as those who do not serve God. Once again the lesson is plain; not to serve God is in itself wickedness.
It was this wickedness that led to the condemnation and rejection of the unfaithful servant in each of two parables in the Bible. In neither of these parables did the rejected servant do anything evil; in each case the grounds of his rejection was merely that he failed to do the good that it was in his power to do. In both these parables Christ indicates that this same principle of judgment will be applied to all those who claim to be His followers and servants.