What a Person Has Built


I had a wonderful time!

The lighting was fantastic and I was taking the most beautiful photos of water droplets on a fence.

Crystal looking orbs of water glowing with the morning sun.

Excited to see the images I had collected, I was ready to upload them to my computer.

Something was wrong, however.

I was getting an error message.

I decided to charge my camera’s battery and try the upload again.

It didn’t help…

Finally, I decided to look at the memory card.

When I opened the casing to take it out, it wasn’t there.

All the photos that I thought I had taken were never recorded because there was no card to record them to.

I thought my work had amounted to something, but it hadn’t.

I thought I had something, but in fact, I had nothing…

The Bible speaks about things that we have done.

Paul writes these verses in 1 Corinthians:

The one who plants and the one who waters have the same goal, and each will receive a reward for his own work.  We are God’s coworkers. You are God’s field.

You are God’s building.  As a skilled and experienced builder, I used the gift that God gave me to lay the foundation for that building. However, someone else is building on it. Each person must be careful how he builds on it.  After all, no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is already laid, and that foundation is Jesus Christ. People may build on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, or straw.  The day will make what each one does clearly visible because fire will reveal it. That fire will determine what kind of work each person has done.  If what a person has built survives, he will receive a reward.

–1 Corinthians 3:8-14

The things that we do may seem important, but if they are not pleasing to God, they really aren’t.

When our life on earth is over, what we have done will be known.

If the things I have done were not pleasing to God, they will not survive.

They will be like pictures that I thought I took, yet have nothing to show for them.

Instead of a beautiful photograph of water droplets on a fence, I had a black screen.

I don’t want to have a “black screen” representing what I have done in life.

I want what I do to be what is pleasing to God.

What matters to Him.

Isn’t that what you want, as well?


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