God will bring every work into judgment,
including every secret thing,
whether it be good or evil.
PHARISEE WORKED TO BE SEEN & PRAISED BY MEN
But all their
works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries
broad and enlarge the borders of their garments.
The phylactery was
one of two small square leather boxes containing slips inscribed
with scriptural passages and traditionally worn on the left arm
and forehead by the Pharisees during morning weekday prayers.
WORKED FOR GODS GLORY
So the wall
was finished in fifty-two days. And it happened, when all our
enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things,
that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived
that this work was done by our God.
WORKED THAT MEN MIGHT COME TO KNOW CHRIST
For you remember,
brethren, our labor and toil; for laboring night and day, that
we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the
gospel of God. I
WORKED FOR OUR REDEMPTION AND DELIVERANCE
"I must work the works of
Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no
one can work." John
And this is eternal life,
that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ
whom Thou hast sent. I have glorified Thee on the earth. I have
finished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.
Let each one
examine his own work
To rightly judge your work now
can keep you from embarrassment at the Judgment Seat of Christ,
For no man
can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is
Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold,
silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each ones work
will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will
be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each ones work,
of what sort it is. If anyones work which he has built on
it endures, he will receive a reward. If any mans work is
burned up, he shall suffer loss, but he himself shall be saved,
yet so as through fire.
I Corinthians 3:13-15
Our Labor for
the Lord is ...
... a labor of love. (I Thessalonians
... a labor not in vain. (I
... a labor known by Christ.
... a labor God does not forget.
... a labor which is to be done
together. (I Corinthians 3:9)
... a labor for eternal things.
... a labor which is to reward.
(I Corinthians 3:8)
... a labor done to be accepted
by Him. (II Corinthians 5:9)
... a labor which doesnt
have an end. (Luke 10:2)
Americans Attitudes Toward
65% of Americans
would keep working even if they had enough money to live comfortably
for the rest of their lives.
63% of Americans
agree that their standard of living is at least somewhat better
than their parents was at the same age.
Americans believe their childrens future standard of living
will be at least somewhat better than theirs is today. 20%
believe it will be the same, and 21% fear
it will be worse.
69% of Americans
believe that hard work rather than luck is the key to getting
The Official Guide to American Attitudes,Susan Mitchell,
1996, New Strategist Publications, Inc
Our Deepest Sympathy to the family
of brother Keith Callicoat.
Keith passed away recently while undergoing treatment for Lou
Gehrigs disease in Nashville.