Monday, March 19, 2012

Not Yet Complete?

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad" (2 Corinthians 5:10).
"Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward" (1 Corinthians 3:13-14).
At the last trump, we must appear before the Bema Seat. Which things done in the body with the leading of the Spirit will bring glory to God? Which things done in the body contrary to His Word and Spirit will be consumed by fire?
"And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be" (Revelation 22:12)
For years I kept this “book without a cover” on my desk at work. Inside the cover, my father-in-law had taped the following words.

New Life in Christ, Abundant and free!
What glories shine, what joys are mine,
What wondrous blessings I see!
My past with its sin, The searching and strife,
Forever gone, - There's a bright new dawn!
For in Christ I have found new life!

Perhaps his reward is not yet complete?