Character #1

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. (Billy Graham, late evangelist)

Graham’s comment about wealth would likely be very disturbing to many people—especially the rich. The accumulation of wealth is a life-long pursuit for some people. In reality, of course, when you die, your wealth goes to someone else. One’s health is of great value, of course, but it’s gone at death, too. But your reputation remains as a witness to your value as a person.

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).