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Afterlife Day 6

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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:15  A person’s work will be shown for what it is, because the Day [Judgment Day] will bring it to light.  It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work.  If what he has built survives, He will receive his reward.  If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.” 

Devotional: Have you ever considered if you are living your life “as one who escaping from the flames” or as one who is storing up treasures in Heaven (Matthew 6:20)?

Make no mistake, we have glory assured, but the quality of the life we live here on earth matters in eternity.  The beautiful thing is, that treasures in Heaven are eternal;  they will never be destroyed.  From an investment perspective, that’s called a sure thing- a sure thing that is truly a sure thing.

So take an inventory of your investments.  Are you spending your energy collecting things that will be burned up in the end, or things that will stand the test of fire and reward you for all eternity?

Reflect:

  • Spend some extended time today making a literal list of how you are investing your time and resources. Make a column on the left for ways you are making eternal investments, and a column on the right of things that will only count here on earth.  Pray through that list and consider how you might add to the eternal investment column.