Every Knee Will Bow
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name
which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The day will come when all Christians will stand before Christ at the judgment seat.
We will have to give an account of our lives.
What will we have to say to Him?
Did we live for Him or for ourselves?
Did we produce fruit?
The judgment seat is not a place of wrath or meting out punishment for sin.
Christ already covered us with His blood for our sin.
Our salvation doesn’t depend on our good works, we already
received it by the work of the cross.
Rather it is a place to receive crowns for living for Christ
and for our obedience to Him.
1 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 has 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.
Live life for Christ, not for rewards but because He loved us enough to endure the cross!