My Musings – There is no condemnation for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (Romans 8:1), only commendation. The only question is, what kind of commendation, what kind of reward? “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” (Revelation 22:12–13, NIV 1984). What we have done will be brought to light and tested by fire. Will the quality (not necessarily quantity) of our service to Him be consumed, or will it survive into eternity?
My Advice – Work diligently for His Kingdom, so you will be able to hear these words from Him, “well done, good and faithful servant! Come and share your Master’s happiness!” (Matthew 25:23, NIV 1978). Put your whole heart into it, “for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21, NIV 1978). But the time is short and storm clouds gathering. “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.” (John 9:3–4, NIV 1984).