VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

I CORINTHIANS 3:13

I CORINTHIANS 3:
13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

 

PAUL IS TEACHING HIS FOLLOWERS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE  OF DOING WHATEVER ONE DOES, FOR THE RIGHT MOTIVES, FROM A TRUE HEART OF WORSHIP, FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD/HEAVEN.

HE WAS POINTING OUT THAT EACH ONE OF GOD’S PEOPLE HAS A JOB TO DO; AND THAT JOB IS NEITHER LESSER NOR GREATER IN IMPORTANCE THAN ANY ONE OR OUR FELLOW BELIEVERS. WHAT MATTERS IS THAT WE EACH DO WHATEVER GOD SETS BEFORE US THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE; THAT IS WHAT “DOING GOD’S WILL” IS ALL ABOUT, BY THE WAY.

WHEN HE SAYS THAT “EACH ONE’S WORKS WILL BE CLEAR & THE DAY WILL DECLARE IT,” HE IS REFERRING: (a) TO THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD/THE DAY OF JUDGMENT WHEN (b) THE FIRE OF GOD WILL BURN AWAY THE CHAFF FROM ALL OUR WORKS THAT EVER WERE DONE; THEY WILL BE TESTED BY HIS FIRE, AND ONLY WHAT WAS SINCERELY DONE FOR HIS GLORY/THE KINGDOM OF GOD (NOT FOR SELF, NOT FOR MAN’S APPROVAL, NOT FOR MONEY, STATUS, PRESTIGE, OR POWER) WILL REMAIN. 

YES, HIS FIRE WILL EXPOSE THE TRUE MOTIVES; NOTHING WILL BE HIDDEN. WE NEED TO DO A HEART CHECK TO SEE THE TRUE MOTIVES BEHIND OUR “WORKS.”

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