The fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward.
1 Corinthians 3:13–14

You know your every sin is forgiven. So if you can remove all fear of exposure from your heart, and set it safely within the context of your Father’s love, it helps you toward a great moment in the kingdom when your story will be told rightly.

How wonderful it will be to see Jesus Christ vindicated. He has endured such slander, mistrust, and grotesque distortion by the religious counterfeits paraded in his name. All the world will see Jesus as he is. Every tongue will be silenced, and his vindication will bring tremendous joy to those who love him!

Friend—that vindication is also yours.

You probably have many stories you’d love to have told rightly—to have your actions explained and defended by Jesus. I think you’ll be surprised by what Jesus noticed. The thousands of unseen choices to overlook a failure, to be kind to that friend who failed you, again. The things you wish you had done better, but at the time no one knew what you were laboring under—the warfare, the depression, the chronic fatigue. The millions of ways you’ve been missed, and misunderstood. Your Defender will make it all perfectly clear; you will be vindicated.

What do you most look forward to seeing vindicated? If you are wrestling with this thought, take your concerns to God, and ask him to replace them with joy.



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