"His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’" Matthew 25:21
It's that time of year when many in the work world receive performance reviews from their employers.
If you have a good relationship with your boss and know what he or she expects, it is an exciting time for you. The two of you have been in constant contact with each other, and you have sought understanding and clarification for anything misunderstood or unclear. If you have an excellent boss, they communicate regularly their expectations and the needs of the business. And a good employee is not only quick to respond to expectations, but they go above and beyond what is expected and do more—much more. They do more not because they have to, but because they want to. They have an intuitive and appreciative boss who notices everything they do and rewards them accordingly.
One day we will each have a final and most important performance review.
The Holy Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:10, "For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body."
Revelation 20:12 says, "I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books."
Jesus told us what this final performance review will be like in the Parable of the Talents. You can read it in Matthew 25:14-30.
Are you ready for your review? We have a truly excellent boss.
"And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world" (1 John 4:17).