There are ample biblical references on how our works are judged. We can break it down into three different categories.
1. Our works will be judged according to our character and motives.
While we as humans most often judge others by their outward appearance and behavior, God always looks on the heart (1 Sam. 16:7). Thus, in the final judgment He will bring to light the hidden things, and disclose man’s deep motives (1 Cor. 4:5; 2 Cor. 5:11). He will see whether our hearts are humble or proud (1 Pt. 5:5-6). And He will see not so much the quantity of our works but the quality, and whether they were done for Him and His kingdom, or for our own selfish gain (Matt. 6:33).
2. Our works will be judged according to our attitude toward God.
On the whole, we will be judged by the way we…
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