1 Corinthians 3
13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward.
God tests our works based on what “sort” of work it is. Works that are as wood, hay and straw will burn up in the fire but works that are as gold, silver and precious stones, will be rewarded. In its context, this verse is referring to the building up of the church with truth. Those who mix in human wisdom, may make it through the fire but without rewards.
God knows our motives of the heart. It does not matter how many hours we have spent serving him by building up the church. If it was not with a right heart, right motive or right truth, it will be as though we did nothing at all. On Judgement Day, our works will be tested and only what remains will be rewarded. Evaluate the ways that you are currently serving the Lord. Will they make it through the fire? What changes do you need to make, so you can be sure that your service is honoring to the Lord?
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