2 Corinthians 5:10 – For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.

One motive for being well pleasing to Christ is that you must appear before His judgment seat. Actually, it is not just a matter of appearing there, but of your life being examined there. One bible translation says it this way, “We must all have our lives laid open before the tribunal of Christ.” The judgment seat of Christ will reveal your life of service for Christ. Not only the amount of your service, but also the quality of your service, and even the very motives that prompted that service will be brought into review. Although your sin will have an effect on your service, your sin will not be brought into review for judgment at this time. That judgment took place when the Lord Jesus bore your sins in His body on the cross. He fully paid the debt that your sins deserved, and God will never bring those sins into judgment again (John 5:24). The judgment seat of Christ has to do with your service for the Lord. It will not be a matter of whether you are saved or not; but it is a matter of reward and loss at that time.


The world around you is changing rapidly and sin is being glorified in many places. The Word of God, the Holy Spirit and the Body of Christ are the only things that remain to combat the forces of evil today. The Word of God is powerful and sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). The Holy Spirit has greater power than any power of darkness (1 John 4:4). The Body of Christ has been given every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3). Are you doing your part to make a positive influence in your world? Every day you have the opportunity to make a difference, but you must take action. Your challenge this week is to no longer sit quietly on the sidelines and simply watch life pass by. Engage in conversations at the office and talk about biblical truth. Help others see that it is not alright to talk about someone behind their backs. Let people know that you would like to pray over them and their current situation. God is not only watching the things you are doing for Him, He is also equipping you to do them. May God empower you to lead someone to Jesus this week. God bless you.