One of these days each of us has an appointment. Hebrews 9:27 reminds us that the end of this life is out there somewhere, and judgment follows. Paul, the Apostle, wrote to the Church in Corinth about “the day” that follows one’s home going.
If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved. . . (1 Corinthians 3:12 ff)
Paul was a master-builder of Church foundations. On behalf of God he reminded the Church that they were responsible for building on that foundation the Kingdom of God – bringing to spiritual maturity the life of every Believer. Nothing has changed throughout the Centuries in regard to Kingdom work. Paul, under the leadership of God’s Spirit, told them “the day” (of judgment after death) was coming. It is not a judgment of sin (sin is done [finished] by the grace of God), but a final accounting of the work one has accomplished (or failed to accomplish) in one’s journey through “new life” in Christ.
Jesus said, “We must do the works of Him who sent me while there is daylight. Night is coming on, when no one can work. (John 9:4)
Now is a good time to assess your Kingdom work. Since God has provided the foundation (Jesus Christ), the plans, the supplies, and the tools, it would be wise to determine what you are building – if indeed you are a member of God’s family.