Discipleship | Lesson 7 | Devotion 4

I Corinthians 3:12-15 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; 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. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Everyone loves to be honored for a job well done. We like to know that our work and effort was recognized by a higher power. Whether the reward is significant or insignificant, there is great fulfillment in knowing that our performance was worthy of recognition.

What if you could be rewarded by God Almighty? What if the God of the universe recognized what you were doing? According to the Bible, we have that capability. We have the opportunity to be rewarded for the work we have done on earth.

To live in light of eternity is not an easy task for the Christian. We are constantly inundated with the temptations and distractions of this world. Many are busy with schedules, emails, tasks, and opportunities that must get accomplished to sustain you and your family in today’s culture. Unfortunately, many of those things are here to stay for our lifetime, but is it possible to impact eternity in the day to day? It is possible!
Ask yourself, “what have I done that has an eternal impact today?” It is said of the great preach D.L. Moody that he would not go to sleep each night until he had shared the Gospel with at least one person. Each time you open God’s Word and grow stronger in your faith, you invested in eternity. Each day you train your children to draw closer to God, you’ve made an eternal impact. Each day and week you pray and witness to that friend and co-worker, you’ve made an impact on eternity. What are you going to do today that impacts eternity?