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18 Bible Verses about Bema
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For we must all appear before the judgment-bar of Christ, that each may get his pay for what he has done, whether it be good or bad.
Do you not know that in a race the runners all run, but only one can get the prize? You must run in such a way that you can get the prize. Any man who enters an athletic contest practices rigid self-control in training, only to win a wreath that withers, but we are in to win a wreath that never withers. So that is the way I run, with no uncertainty as to winning. That is the way I box, not like one that punches the air.read more.
But I keep on beating and bruising my body and making it my slave, so that I, after I have summoned others to the race, may not myself become unfit to run.
indeed, if we live, we always live in relation to the Lord, and if we die, we always die in relation to the Lord. So whether we live or die we belong to the Lord. For Christ died and lived again for the very purpose of being Lord of both the dead and the living. Then why should you criticize your brother? Or, why should you look down on your brother? Surely, we shall all stand before God to be judged,
As a skilled architect, in accordance with God's unmerited favor given to me, I laid a foundation, and now another is building upon it. But every builder must be careful how he builds upon it; for no one can lay any other foundation than the one that is laid, that is, Jesus Christ Himself. And whether one puts into the building on the foundation gold or silver or costly stones, or wood or hay or straw,read more.
the character of each one's work will come to light, for the judgment day will show it up. This is so, because that day will show itself in fire, and the fire will test the character of each one's work. If the structure which one builds upon it stands the test, he will get his pay. If the structure which one builds is burned up, he will get no pay; and yet he himself will be saved, but just as one who goes through a fire.
His head and hair were as white as white wool, as white as snow. His eyes were like coals of fire;
Any man who enters an athletic contest practices rigid self-control in training, only to win a wreath that withers, but we are in to win a wreath that never withers.
and when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the glorious crown that never fades.
Blessed is the person who endures trial, for when he stands the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.
Do not be so afraid of what you are to suffer. See! The devil is going to throw some of you into prison to be tested there and for ten days to suffer pressing troubles. Each one of you must prove to be faithful, even if you have to die, and I will give you the crown of life.
Now the crown for doing right awaits me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day, and not only me but also all who have loved His appearing.
For the Son of Man is going to come in His Father's splendor, with His angels, and then He will pay back to everyone in accordance with what he has done.
Heartily and cheerfully keep on working as slaves, as though it were for the Lord and not for men, for you know that everyone, slave or free, will get his reward from the Lord for anything good he has done.
and I will surely strike her children dead. So all the churches will know that I am He who searches men's inmost hearts, and that I will repay each of you for exactly what you have done.
So you must stop forming any premature judgments, but wait until the Lord shall come again, for He will bring to light the secrets hidden in the dark and will make known the motives of men's hearts, and the proper praise will be awarded each of us.
The good man out of his good inner storehouse, brings out good things, the bad man, out of his bad one, bad things. So I tell you, for every worthless word that men utter they will have to give account on the day of judgment; for it is by your words that you will be acquitted and by your words that you will be condemned."
And now, dear children, I repeat, you must continue to live in union with Him, so that if He is unveiled, we may have unshaken confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame when He comes.
Look out for yourselves, so as not to lose what we have worked for, but so as to get your full reward.