February 21st, 2018
Every Man’s Work Will Be Revealed
1 Corinthians 3:13 (KJB) 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.
Many are looking for an easy pathway through life, both professing Christians and lost men alike. Doing only as little as possible and expecting to “just get by” in this world and have a future eternal home. Sadly, some professing Christians are spiritually lazy. They work for God according to their own tastes and desires, without offering Him an acceptable sacrifice. All their work will be consumed in the fire because it is not up to His divine standard.
Salvation is free, but serving God always has a personal cost by every professing man, woman, and child. “God work” requires the loss of a man’s self-will and the putting on of God’s will. Without a personal sacrifice, a man’s work cannot meet God’s spiritual muster for a man’s work cannot be up to the holy and virtuous standard of God if He is not involved in the process.
Here are a few questions a person can ask him or herself for help in evaluating his spiritual work, whether it be for serving and uplifting God, found as spiritually lethargic, or self-satisfying:
Is this spiritual work biblical?
Is it a work which is obedient to the will of God?
Am I Working for God, or according to my own self-interests?
All righteous and God led spiritual work will be proven as either gold, silver, precious stones lasting forever. Rejected spiritual work will fail the fire test being made of inferior spiritual products of wood, hay, or straw being fully consumed (1 Corinthians 3:12). Only perpetual spiritual works will last forever.