Spiritual blessings

So the Israelites did all the work according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses.  And Moses [carefully] inspected all the work, and behold, they had done it; just as the Lord had commanded, so had they done it. So Moses blessed them. – Exodus 39:42-43

Everything’s brought before the typical mediator for his inspection. All had to pass under the scrutiny of his eye. The typical significance of this  —

 For we [believers will be called to account and] must all appear before the[a]judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be repaid for what has been done in the body, whether good or [b]bad [that is, each will be held responsible for his actions, purposes, goals, motives—the use or misuse of his time, opportunities and abilities]. – 2 Corinthians 5:10

A further thought still in keeping with the matter —

For no one can lay a foundation other than the one which is [already] laid, which is Jesus Christ.  But if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,  each one’s work will be clearly shown [for what it is]; for the day [of judgment] will disclose it, because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality and character and worth of each person’s work.  If any person’s work which he has built [on this foundation, that is, any outcome of his effort] remains [and survives this test], he will receive a reward.  But if any person’s work is burned up [by the test], he will suffer the loss [of his reward]; yet he himself will be saved, but only as [one who has barely escaped] through fire. – 1 Corinthians 3:11-15

The first note is to the faith walk of a person and the second reference speaks to a person’s faith revealed by their actions. Only that done for God’s glory, on the ground redemption, and which will stand the test of fire, shall abide and be rewarded. The difference is between quality and measure; that of the Spirit, and that of the flesh.

All faithful service done will be rewarded with spiritual blessing – just as it will be when we meet God face to face.



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