Thursday, October 17, 2019

Checking Your Work

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad."
2 Corinthians 5:10 (NKJV)

Most people are employed somewhere that expects them to actually work.  It would be strange to have a job where nothing was expected of you and no one ever paid attention to what you did or reviewed your work.  You may be required to write some type of report, you may have someone working with you who reviews what you do, you may have some quota to fill, but one way or another nearly everyone will have their work checked to see if what was required and expected was actually done.

One thing that is clear from Scripture is that God has a plan and calling for each and every person.  While we know that we are not saved by our works, we are saved in order to do the good works God has prepared for us to do (Ephesians 2:8-10).  God gives us all some ability that can be used to help others and bring Him glory.  This is all good to know, but it is also important to know that one day God will be reviewing our work.  The Bible talks about the Judgment Seat of Christ where every believer will appear to give account of their work.

The Judgment Seat of Christ is not where the decision is made as to if we are going to heaven or not, it is simply a place where our work is checked and we are rewarded based on what we have done.  The time will come when God will want to check what we have been doing with the things that He gave to us and He is expecting us to have a productive life in His Kingdom.  Be sure you are paying attention to your work, realizing that one day God will inspect it.  This is not to bring fear to us, but it should motivate us to do all we can for God with what He has given us.

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