"If any man's work abide which he hat 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."
1 Corinthians 3:14-15
I believe salvation is attained by grace through faith. That's not Baptist rhetoric. That's Biblical doctrine. But do you know what some people do with that? They say, "Hot dog! I'm saved and I don't have to do a thing to be saved. I can just get in the top seat of a Pullman car of a train, and glide along until we pull into the New Jerusalem" You know, just catch the next sleeper to glory.
That's all I have to do! Well, these people don't like the idea that as Christians we are all going to stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ. And we are all going to give an account for how we used our time, our resources, and our faith. We are not saved by works, but we are rewarded by works.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
Please read Romans 14:10-12. How do you plan to spend your day knowing this truth?