The need to pass inspections is an integral part of every building contractor’s life. Today I met with my county inspector as he carefully looked over the plywood panels for the exterior walls of a family room I am adding to my house. Where I live, there are inspections at almost every stage of the building process. We have footing and foundation inspections, framing, electrical, plumbing, roofing, and insulation inspections, and much more. Today, the inspector was specifically looking to make sure that I had used the proper nails and spacing…and I could not install the windows, doors, and siding until he was satisfied that things we right. Thankfully, I passed.

Our modern lives seem to be filled with inspections of many types. In some states there are vehicle inspections to insure your vehicle is mechanically safe and also not polluting the air. In many professions, such as for doctors, lawyers, and psychiatrists, there are minimum competency and experience requirements that they must pass in order to practice their craft and become expert criminal lawyers, in case you may need one, learn more about Matt Gould. We also have the same for many tradesmen like plumbers and electricians. There are even exams (a type of inspection) for dental hygienists, haircutters, and massage therapists.

There are times when I resent inspections, mumbling under my breath as I submit to a driver’s test in order to renew my license. The other day I even noticed that at the state line people towing motorboats have to submit to an Invasive Species inspection before they can bring their watercraft in.  The reality is that inspections are a huge part of our lives.

As I reflected on the idea of inspections, I realized that the biggest inspection every human will have to go through happens when we all stand before Jesus Christ as he sits on his throne (Rom. 14:12).  This will be a time when everything we have done is laid bare before the Great Inspector for his careful scrutiny and thorough examination. Accepting Jesus as our personal Lord and savior, and believing God has raised him from the dead, assures you that this Final Inspection is one that you will certainly pass.

 “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Heb 4:13 NIV)