Devotion

Leave Your Legacy

by Greg Laurie on Mar 11, 2020
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.
—2 Corinthians 5:10
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The Bible tells us there will be a judgment when we are in Heaven. It won’t be a judgment as to whether or not we make it there. This judgment actually takes place on the other side, in glory. And it’s called the judgment seat of Christ.

It almost will be like an awards ceremony. But the question is this: How will we be awarded? It won’t be so much about quantity; it will be about quality. In other words, it will be about our motives.

God has given each of us a job to do. He won’t hold me accountable for what He has called you to do. And He won’t hold you accountable for what He has called me to do. But He will hold each of us accountable for the responsibilities, opportunities, and resources He has given to us.

The Bible tells us, “Each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3:13 NKJV).

So if you have built on the right foundation and used what God gave you, then you will receive a reward. And if you haven’t done that, then you won’t. We want to be able to hear the Lord say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

I believe we are living in the last days. Jesus Christ could come back at any time. And I believe that we need to make sacred and wise use of every opportunity. I urge you to think about your life. Think about your legacy. Think about what matters.

No one is guaranteed another day. So live the way you ought to be living today. Make your life count. Leave your legacy.

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