Our Most Important Engagement
It is a sobering thought that every Christian must one day stand before the One who has saved him to have his service reviewed. We are all accountable to Jesus for our stewardship of time and talents. The Judgment Seat of Christ will be examination day for the saints.
God has not left us on this planet to waste our lives in useless chatter and earthbound projects. We are to be carrying the Gospel to our world. We have been commissioned to occupy until He comes. We are to be as lights in a dark place. Our earthly vocations should be but the means of support that make it possible for us to be witnesses in our communities.
If all that seems too great a load to bear, remember that one day it will be worth it all. Paul’s life was filled with hardship and suffering, yet at the end of the road he eagerly anticipated his departure, and looked forward to the Judgment Seat of Christ. He spoke of it as “that day.” He expected to receive eternal rewards that would outweigh any trial he had experienced along the way.
The judgment of the children of God will take place at the Lord’s return for His Church. Jesus said, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).
The Judgment Seat of Christ is your most important coming engagement. It will be a revealing day: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5:10).
What on earth are you doing for heaven’s sake?