"So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God," (Romans 14:12).
* Because the thought of giving is so connected with material things, this verse would likely not come to mind on the subject.
Yet, each and every believer shall give an account of himself to God at the Bema seat of Christ.
It is there that what we have done with what the Lord entrusted to us will be evaluated.
It will not be centered on our salvation (that was sealed the instant the Lord quickened us), but will be the basis for receiving crowns and rewards.
Questions come: will it be a day of gladness, showing the Lord how His investment in us has multiplied through faithful obedience? Or will it be an occasion for embarrassment, that we have squandered His resources through laziness, pride, & fear?
What a challenge to live each and every day in the light of this future judgment!