Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of. ~Charles Spurgeon

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Just a Thought...

Recently I heard another believer say..."after all I did for so and so and this is how I get treated."  

You know when you say something and it doesn't sound as bad as to when you hear someone else say it?   Cause I am pretty sure I have said something like that in the past.  We are probably just so self deceived into thinking we aren't as bad.  

Anyway, when I heard this come from that persons mouth this verse came to mind... Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. Colossians 3:23,24

I understand, especially as a mother, when we pour so much time, effort, money, etc. etc. into a person or persons and then when things don't go as planned it stings.  I totally get it.

I wonder...if our motivation was different, would it sting as much?

You know what will sting even more...when our works are tested.

...each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work.  1 Corinthians 3:13

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