Text: Rev. 22:12
According to Eph. 2:8-10, salvation is a gift of God. One is saved if he or she obeys the Gosple. We cannot workour way to Heaven, but after we are saved we should be wiliing to work for the Lord of Glory. Rewards are to be given out at Judgment Seat of Christ based on how we “worked” for the Lord while living on the Earth,
A most revealing scripture on rewards is found in I Cor. 3:8-15. First of all, every believer will be rewarded according to his own labor. We are laborers together with God,” not for salvation but for rewards. The believer is to build upon the Lord Jesus Christ, the only True foundation.
The believer has a choice of 2 kinds of building material: (1) Gold, silver, precious stones. This signifies building with eternal materials; (2) Wood, hay and stubble. This signifies building with earthly materials.
The believer who builds his or her life on Christ with eternal materials shallreceive a reward. Those who build with temporal materials materials will see their works burn up at the Judgement Seat of Christ. The believer will not suffer the loss of salvation, but the loss of rewards. in the scriptures rewards are called “crown.”
Live your life for the Lord, letting everyone see your good works that you are doing to glorify your Heavenly Father!