Do you think God Almighty could do a good job rewarding
those who have pleased Him? Every Christian will give an
account of his life at the "Judgment Seat of Christ." The
issue there will not be punishment, but reward.
Although all Christians will be welcomed into heaven
because of their faith in Christ, some will hear the words
"Well done, good and faithful servant," and some will not.
Some will "enter into the joy of our Master," and some will
not.1 Some will "take hold of the life which is life
indeed," and some will not.2 Some will wear crowns
indicative of the Father's pleasure, and some will not.3
This is very serious indeed!
People do not earn reward after they get to heaven.
According to 2 Cor. 5:1O, the rewards are for the "deeds
done in the body." Your role in heaven forever is determined
solely by how you live this life. The importance of how you
live this life cannot be overstated.
Let's make it our ambition to please God and to invest
our lives in eternal things.
You are God's field, God's building...no one can lay any
foundation other than...Jesus Christ. If any man builds on
this foundation using gold, silver, precious stones, wood,
hay or stubble, his work will be shown for what it is, for
the Day will disclose it. It will be revealed with fire, and
the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If
the work which any man has built on the foundation survives,
he will receive a reward. If any man's work is burned up, he
will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only
as through fire. (1 Cor. 9:3-15)
Are you living your life with the Judgment Seat in mind?
Are you living this day for that Day?
Mat. 25:21,23,3O 21 Tim. 6:18-19 3First Cor. 9:24-1O:6