How do verses 11-15 impact the belief that physical death is simply the end of consciousness or a merely a pathway to reincarnation? How do you react to the idea that God will judge all people based on what they have done? See Heb. 9:27
How does an awareness of the reality of standing before the judgment seat of Christ affect your life today? Are you fearful of all your words and deeds being exposed? If so, meditate on John 5:22-30, I John 4:16-18, Titus 3:5, Romans 8:1
Ultimate fair and righteous judgment will be meted out according to this passage. How should this reality influence the way we handle injustices and those who perpetrate them now? See Col. 3:25; Romans 12:19; I Peter 2:22-23
Jesus indicates that our hearts (the “core” of our being –including emotions, desires, and choices) follow our treasure (Mt. 6:21). How can we go about “laying up treasure in heaven” so that our lives end up being invested in things that are eternally valuable and not merely “wood, hay and straw” to be burned at judgment?
See 1 Cor. 3:5-17