Friday, September 11, 2020

Daily Devotion: The Judgment Seat of Christ Pt 1

Bible Reading: I Corinthians 3:11-15

Key Verse: Verse 13 – “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.

Key Words: Every man’s work shall be made manifest

Four things become apparent about the Judgment Seat of Christ in these verses.

First of all, we see the foundation (verse 11). We build upon Jesus Christ. Anything not done for His glory will not last.

Secondly, we see the fire (verse 13). Jeremiah declared in chapter 23, verse 29 that God’s Word is like a fire. All the judgments at the Judgment Seat of Christ will be based on God’s Word.

Thirdly, we see the fabric (verse 12). Only what is done for Christ will last.

Last of all, we know that we cannot escape the Judgment Seat. We read in Romans 14:12, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”

I read the following from the Paul Harvey’s “What It’s Worth Department”:

“Gary Tindle was in a California courtroom charged with robbery. He asked and got from Judge Armando Rodriguez permission to go to the bathroom. While the bathroom door was guarded—Mr. Tindle climbed up onto the plumbing and opened a panel in the ceiling. Sure enough, a dropped ceiling with space between. He climbed up—and into the crawlspace—and headed south. He’d gone thirty-some feet when the ceiling panels broke from under him and dropped him to the floor. . . Right back in Judge Rodriguez’s courtroom.”

Gary Tindle could not escape, and neither will we. I trust today that, as a believer, you are living for God, because you cannot escape!

What to do:
✞ Do what you do for God’s glory.
✞ If you cannot do it for God’s glory, then do not do it.
✞ Live with the future in mind.

Please note: Remember the Judgment Seat of Christ is not for the unsaved, but the saved. The Judgment Seat of Christ is where God will judge not our salvation, but our works.

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