About Jesus - Steve (Stephen) Sweetman
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 -
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."