Thursday Thought - Day or day?

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Thursday Thought - Day or day?

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

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I love listening to audiobooks, including audio Bible. It allows me to multi-task because I can listen as I garden, exercise, drive, or prepare food.

However, without READING the Bible, it is easy to mistake or misunderstand the words being spoken. And even with reading it, it can still be mistaken without diligence while reading. One verse that stands out to me is 1 Corinthians 3:13.

1 Corinthians 3:13 says "their work will be shown for what it is, because the day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person's work."

When I heard that on my audio Bible, I was thinking "yeah, that makes sense. The sunny day brings light. And then the light that is shining on things reveal what it is, compared to at night when it is dark you cannot see anything."

However, that word "Day" is actually referring to "The Day", meaning "The Day of final judgement". Suddenly, when you read this passage and understand what it is talking about it means much more. This isn't about people seeing our actions during the day, or that if the actions are good they are seen but if they are bad they must happen at "night". No. It is saying that when Jesus returns (judgment) all actions (work) will be put through a refining fire to see if it stands to God's standards.

The picture of a refining fire, melting metal to get the impurities out, revealing what is actually left is a way different picture to me compared to actions happening during the day instead of the night.

May God grant us the discipline, courage, mindfulness, strength, and ability to do work that glorifies Him so that on the day of judgment our works will be looked at as holy unto God.