Monday, August 15, 2011

Through the Flames...

After further thinking on my last post, the idea that quarrelsome people are very worldy confirmed the fact that I'm very worldly. While I try continually to tone that down and master it, it seems God would have me grow through that flaw by continually presenting me with test opportunities on the business side of my career to be quarrelsome. Sadly, I keep failing.

Looking back at the initial angle of the post, I found this of further interest on the subject:

1 Corinthians 3:10-15
By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

While I may have no concrete idea of exactly what happens when we get to Heaven, I think I'm pretty assured of the fact that any works that in any way fall under the heading of "worldly" will certainly burn up. Hopefully, all of us find a reward that is far more than merely "escaping through the flames."


  1. Excuse my bluntness, but I've often thought all men and women should be buried naked, the same way they came into this world. Why? Because it might forcefully remind the deceased's loved ones what it is we take with us into that next world; nothing. Jesus told us very succinctly the only treasures we can carry with us into heaven are those of the heart. Pity the person who loved only things of this world, for they will be poor in that place, while those of us who have learned to love with be rich beyond our wildest dreams. Amen.

  2. So my Phantom comics wont be coming up with me to heaven? Bummer!!