I went to bible study Monday night, the question was asked during the lecture: “What is straw, wood and hay in your life?”
The question was taken in reference to 1 Corinthians 3:12-15. This passage talks about building our lives on things that can withstand fire.
When we are judged at the end of our lives or when Jesus returns, what in our lives will withstand the fire? What will go up in flames , like straw, wood and hay?
This is a hard question for me to answer in my life. What can I give up? What is going to burn up and be a big heap of ashes at the end of my life? Will it be everything I did in my entire life? Will I let trivial situations get in the way of what I build my foundation on and continue to build my life on things that will burn. What am I wasting my time and energy on?
More importantly, how do I begin to build that solid foundation of silver, gold and costly stone? I believe its allowing God to change me fully. Am I ready? Yes, because one day I hope to hear : “Well done, good and faithful servant” as I enter in the gates of heaven.