The Quality of Each Builder
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 might build something new or restore something old.
At all times we seem to be 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 about what we build- one of which is 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 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 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 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 for to build here and to build 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.