For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body,according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
2 Corinthians 5:10
There are many motivations in the Christian’s life. One is our awareness that one day we will give an account of our lives to Christ, as He sits in judgment upon humanity. It is much more comforting to believe that Christians will be ushered into heaven with no questions asked about our faithfulness upon earth, but that is not what Scripture says will happen. Paul cautioned that in the final day of judgment, every Christian will give an account for his or her actions.