Value is increased by the cost of the achievement. (Jesse Deloe, editor)
The value of certain material can be determined by its weight, clarity, and demand. It’s more difficult, however, to judge the worth of deeds and accomplishments. A piece of art may have value based on the price a buyer is willing to pay. But how do we value the contributions of life activity? It likely cost time, effort, and sacrifice. That makes the contribution really valuable.
But on the judgment day, fire will reveal what kind of work each builder has done. The fire will show if a person’s work has any value (1 Corinthians 3:13).