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We saw that all mankind is hurtling towards a day of judgment (see Rev 20:11-15, 2 Peter 3:7, Jude 1:6, 2 Tim 4:1, 2 Thess 1:7-8 and Matt 13:41-43), and we learnt that God will judge all men on that day on the basis of the knowledge that man possesses, that His judgement will be entirely rooted in truth, as that is His nature, and that God\u2019s judgment will \u201cfit the crime\u201d as it were.
them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:(8) But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,(9) Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;(10 ) But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:(11) For there is no respect of persons with God.(12) For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;(13) (For not the hearers of the laware just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.(14) For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:(15) Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, andtheir thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)(16) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:(8) But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,(9) Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;(10) But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
A.\u201cWho will render to every man according to his deeds\u201d \u2013 Some interpret this to mean that men are saved by their deeds and that God justifies people on the basis of their good deeds. Scripture does teach that all will be judged for their works:
\u201cThe subjective criterion for salvation is faith alone, with nothing added. But the objective reality of that salvation is manifested in the subsequent godly works that the Holy Spirit leads the Christian to perform...It must be clear, of course, that although Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, teaches that judgment is by works, salvation is NOT by works.\u201d
There is, in passing, another related question \u2013 if salvation is by faith, then where do works enter the picture? I posit the following response: \u201cSalvation does not depend on works, but it will assuredly produce works.\u201d
my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.(13) For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do ofhi s good pleasure.
1. GLORY \u2013 The Christian seeks \u201cglory\u201d, in particular the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31). The believer also seeks glory by looking forward to his sharing God\u2019s own glory on that glorification day (Romans 8:21, 30; 1 Thessalonians 2:14). As Christians we are aware that momentary sufferings works toward the end of preparing that glory (2 Corinthians 4:17) and that \u201c[w]hen Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory\u201d (Colossians 3:4 ESV). Seeking for glory is essentially seeking for Christlikeness (cf. Philippians 3:10-14, 20-21)
2. HONOUR \u2013 This honour is not self-seeking or self-gratifying, but it is an honour which comes from God, that honour of Him saying \u201cWell done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.\u201d (Matt 25:21 ESV)
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