10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it. But let each man be careful how he builds upon it. 11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 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. 14 If any man’s work which he has built upon it remains, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire.
- we can build on the foundation of the salvation of our souls with gold, silver and precious stones (representing worthy-of-rewards works)
- we can build on the foundation of the salvation of our souls with wood, hay and straw (representing not-worthy-of -rewards works)
- the quality of our works will be tested
- after the fire of judgement, only the God honoring works will receive a reward
- some of the works of our life will be discounted and we will feel the loss of it
- this judgement is not related to salvation
- some of us will make it through judgement with just the salvation on our backs