Some people seem to think they can smooth talk their way out of any situation. They take pride in their ability to weave words in such a way that allows them to “get away” with whatever they have done or may want to do. Surely some of their confidence comes from a prideful assumption that they are smarter or craftier than the individual to whom they are speaking. Sometimes that may be the case, but true wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord (Psa. 111:10). In any case, it is sad that many have taken the natural intelligence God gave them and have foolishly used it to serve Satan, the father of lies (Gen. 3:1-5; Jn. 8:44; Rom. 16:18).
To those who assume they can “outsmart” anyone or talk their way out of anything, beware that there is a Being vastly more intelligent than any other, and there is no way to deceive or outsmart Him. He is called “GOD,” and He literally knows everything: “Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite” (Psa. 147:5; cf. Isa. 55:8, 9).
There will be no smooth talking one’s way into Heaven on the great Day of Judgment! Can anyone fool God? “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting” (Gal. 6:7-8; cf. Hos. 8:7). “But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons” (Col. 3:25). God basically says, “It does not matter who you are, you will be judged by the way you lived your life, and you will reap what you have sown…”
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men… (2 Cor. 5:10-11).
Jesus actually told us that there will be sinners trying to reason with Him on the Day of Judgment, to no avail:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Mt. 7:21-23).
Friends, on that day every person who has ever lived will bow down in awe of the majesty of Almighty God—even the greatest of deceivers and blasphemers! “…As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Rom. 14:11-12; cf. Php. 2:9-11). Prepare for that great day now—not by preparing a great speech, but by preparing your soul! Men will not be judged by how well they use their words to plead for mercy, but by how well they followed the Words of Christ (Jn. 12:48; cf. Mt. 25:23; Lk. 6:46).