All of us go through life here on earth doing something. We all in someway build into this world, whether it be a house or a business; you may just fix up stuff or restore something old. At times we all seem to be about building something. Some things bigger than others will be built, and some things begun but never finished.
The quality of what we build will say a lot about us and its lasting value will show the investment of your work. The Bible speaks of our work in 1 Corinthians 3. There are several verses, one being verse 9, which says, “For we are God’s fellow workers, you are God’s field, you are God’s building.”
It then goes on to say in verse 10, “But let each one take heed how he builds on it.” Verse 11 says, “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.” Then verses 13, 14 and 15 finish by saying that each one’s work will become clear for it will be revealed when God tests it.
If anyone’s work that he built endures, he will receive a reward, and it goes on to say if anyone’s work doesn’t add up for the purposes of God’s kingdom, that person’s work will be burned and that person will suffer great loss. Again, we are always building in one form or another- families, jobs, futures- and there will be a day when all we’ve done will be tested at the end of one’s life.
There will be an accounting for all of what we labored to build here and for eternity. If that would be required of you today, just where would your works of what you’ve built be?
Just what would the ledger say about all you’ve worked on? Was it for this world or the one to come? You still have the tools now to build for those things that have everlasting value.