OUR WORKS SHALL BE TRIED
MAIN TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 3:13
Each man’s work shall become evident: for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. (NASB)
I the Lord search the heart; I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. (AKJV)
Do you give your money, time or intellect in God’s house so that you will be applauded, recognized and honored? Are you helping that brother, sister, friend, neighbor because you want them to appreciate you and reciprocate your kind gesture to them or make them your slaves for the rest of their lives? Or do you do all these things for the love you have for God and his kingdom in appreciation of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
God does not lie, he said in our text that he will test, judge the quality of every man’s work by time whether it is good or bad, with a good motive or not, whether it is done according to the word of God. If it is good, we will receive a good prize but if our work is found to be like wood in the fire, it will burn to ashes and there will be no reward.
Therefore let us check the quality of our services unto God if it is not with good intentions, let us go to God in repentance and turn away from self centeredness and focus on God so that at last we will obtain a reward along with salvation.
GOD’S REWARD IS ETERNAL, MAN’S REWARD IS TEMPORAL; GO FOR GOD’S REWARD.
PRAYER: oh Lord my God, search my heart and purge me of every bad motive and help me by your spirit to serve you with a perfect heart all the days of my life. In Jesus name. Amen!BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.