Most Christians think of the resurrection as a future event when their bodies will be raised from the dead and refashioned so that they will last forever. But something else is also going to be resurrected at that time- the works which we have done for Christ.
First Corinthians chapter 15 is perhaps the most quoted passage of Scripture at funerals. There the Apostle Paul spells out in detail the exciting events we can expect on resurrection day. He concludes this chapter with a practical note reminding us that in light of these coming events our labors for the Lord are never done in vain.
He also refers to works as falling into one of two categories. The first he pictures as gold, silver and precious stones that will endure forever. The other is wood, hay and straw which are temporary and will be consumed in the final fire.
Keep the resurrection of your works in mind today. It will give you a filter for choosing how to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.