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What is your work like?

Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 3:13 - KJV

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.

1 Timothy 6:17-19

There are works and there are works. Some works are done just to earn wages to keep body and soul together. There are other works done to please men be it employer, or king. For instance, Pharaoh compelled Israel to make bricks to specification and volume, without supplying them straw otherwise they curried his wrath. There are yet works done for personal pleasure regardless of who is affected or pained. An instance is dancing that John the Baptist’s head may be put on a platter. And yet there are works done to satisfy God’s purpose and be pleasing unto Him. This does not apply to Church workers only. Even in the secular, work can be so done. Once, David decided to conduct a census in Israel against the will of God and the counsel of Joab who was to conduct the exercise. When the King’s assignment was compelling despite his position, he counted but left out two tribes for God’s sake. That is work done in honor of God.

Many are working iniquity today though they pretend to men to be serving God. In their secular engagements, they do wicked things devoid of love unto their neighbors – business partners and associates. When it comes to the Church, they do not even care how the name of the Lord is maligned in their works. They go on unabashed as if none can call them to question. These are for the seen works. How about the ones done under the cover of darkness with the belief that no one would see or know? There is nothing done that is hid forever. It shall be revealed someday when those workers shall be shamefaced. Indeed, every man’s work shall be tested by fire and we shall all see what kind of material the work is of – straw, wood, clay or gold. Those whose works are burnt will have their eternal regrets. Those with pure hearted works are those with golden works and as the works go through the fire, it sure would come through shining.

What has your works been like? Do the good works here on earth and receive the great rewards in heaven. Do not join the multitude to do evil. The fact that everyone does it does not make it right. Do the will of God in your doings always and you will surely end well.

Pray: Father, by your mercy help me to do the works of righteousness always that I may earn bountiful rewards in the end in Jesus name.


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