Today I will adjust my life to reflect accountability to Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:10
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
God expects our actions after salvation to reflect the glory of God within us. It does make a difference what we do.
NIV Quest Bible Study Notes
This describes the believer’s deepest motivation and highest aim in pleasing God.
These Greek terms, “good or bad”, do not refer to moral good and moral evil. Matters of sin have been completely dealt with by the death of the Savior. Rather, Paul was comparing worthwhile, eternally valuable activities with useless ones. His point was not that believers should not enjoy certain wholesome, earthly things, but that they should glorify God in them and spend most of their energy and time with what has eternal value.
MacArthur Study Bible
How fearful it is to have our innermost thoughts and motivations laid bare before Christ. At the same time, we can be joyful in the way God is transforming us.
Accountability: Becoming a Christian does not relieve us of personal responsibility. Although our sins have been forgiven through Christ’s sacrifice, we still are responsible for our behavior. What we do on earth matters. We are free in Christ, but we are also bondservants of Christ.
Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible Notes
Today I will lay my misspent time, thoughts and motivations on God’s altar.