1 Corinthians 4:5 – Applause from GOD!22-01-2019 - Posted by Andre Piet
So that, be not judging anything before the season, till the Lord should be coming, Who will also illuminate the hidden things of darkness and manifest the counsels of the hearts. And then applause will be coming to each one from God.
Human judgements are as limited as humans themselves are. Our field of view is limited in terms of space. And even within that limited range there is also a lot that remains hidden to us. Think about the motives of people. Our field of view is also limited in terms of time. How few background facts do we know from the past?! And the future is not at all given to us to know (unless it is revealed to us). In short: what do we know about GOD’s ‘big picture’?
For us as believers it is a waiting for the time that the Lord will come. Then it will be revealed what was valuable in our life on earth (gold, silver and precious stones). And also what wasn’t (wood, grass and straw). Everything will come to light so that it will be revealed what his work was. What He has been able to do with our lives. Our own attempts will perish as genuine human work. His work, on the other hand, will shine gloriously. That is the applause of GOD!