Daily Devotional
Years from now, what will remain?


If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. 1 Corinthians 3:15


A thousand years from now, some of the things you think are so important are not going to be so important—your meticulously groomed lawn, who won the Super Bowl, your date for the Senior Prom, the make and model of your car.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with these things, but I want to ask you: What is there about your life that will remain when the mountains have crumbled? When the stars have fallen from their sockets?

Wood, hay, and stubble are going up in flames! But “if any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward” (1 Corinthians 3:14). Things are going to look much different in the light of eternity.

I don’t intend to discourage you—I want to inspire you. Examine your life and think about what you can begin doing now to build into your life, your actions, your decisions, your activities, that which will last forever.


As you move through your day today, ask yourself: what are you doing, what are you building upon, that will remain? In the light of eternity, is it of any consequence?