What Will Your Reward Be?
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Corinthians 3:14-15
They say, “Hot dog! I don’t have to do a thing to be saved. I can just get in the top berth of a Pullman car and glide along until we pull into the New Jerusalem.” You know, just catch the next sleeper car to glory.
These people don’t like the idea that as Christians we’re all going to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. And we’re all going to give an account for how we used our time, our resources, and our faith.
No, we’re not saved by works, but we are rewarded by works. Notice what Paul says here: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10
Read Romans 14:10-12.
“But why dost thou judge thy brother? Or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, ‘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.
Now that you know this truth, how can you live it out today?
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