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The Judgment Seat Of Christ   


I will thankfully not be found in the courtroom of the Universal Judge, often called the White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11 - 15).  Those in attendance will be horrified beyond human imagination as the verdict and sentencing of eternal damnation is proclaimed over their lives.  I will, however, be found in the courtroom of Jesus, often called "the Judgment Seat of Christ."  If you are a Christian, I will see you there.    


As I stand before Jesus on that day, He will not judge me.  My eternal destiny will have already been secured.  I will have already passed from eternal death to eternal life (John 5:24).  No, I won't be judged, but my works of service for Jesus will be judged (1 Corinthians 3:10 - 15). 


"By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames."    


All that I have done for Jesus from wrong motives will be worthless, just thrown into the fire of judgment.  Those works of service that I have performed based on pure motives will be rewarded.  This makes me wonder just what percentage of all that I am doing for Jesus will be discarded and what percentage will be rewarded.  You might ask yourself the same question.  You might even ask yourself if you are actually doing any works of service for your Lord.  Will you stand before Jesus on that day empty handed?  It's worth thinking about because the day of accounting will come, and just remember, we are expected to do works of service, as Ephesians 2:10 clearly states. 


"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."



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