2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:5–7; Mark 13:35–37; Luke 12:35; Luke 12:36; Revelation 22:20

10 For wwe must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, xso that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil.


The Ministry of Reconciliation

11 Therefore, knowing ythe fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But zwhat we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.


The Judgment at Christ's Coming

This is fevidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be gconsidered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering since indeed God considers it hjust ito repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to grant jrelief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when kthe Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven lwith his mighty angels


35 rTherefore stay awakefor you do not know when the master of the house will come, sin the evening, or sat midnight, or twhen the rooster crows,1 or uin the morning 36 lest vhe come suddenly and wfind you asleep. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: rStay awake.


You Must Be Ready

35 aStay dressed for action1 and bkeep your lamps burning,


36 and be like men who are cwaiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and dknocks.


20 He who testifies to these things says, Surely sI am coming soon. Amen. tCome, Lord Jesus!