By Rev. Junchol Lee
We use a calendar that has 12 months and 365 days in it. As it nears December 31st, we feel as though something is getting close to an end, and yet on January 1st it feels like a new beginning. Our life is composed of many endings and beginnings. We may live one life, but within this one life we have many different journeys.
(References: Habakkuk 3:17)
105. Since this reciprocity and reciprocation, and so mutuality, is something the person has from the Lord, therefore a person must render an account of his works and be rewarded in accordance with them. For the Lord says:
...the Son of man will come...reward each according to his works. (Matthew 16:27)
...they shall come forth — those who have done good into the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil into the resurrection of judgment. (John 5:29)
...their works follow them. (Revelation 14:13)
They were (all) judged...according to (their) works. (Revelation 20:13)
Behold, I am coming..., and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. (Revelation 22:12) If a person had no reciprocity in him, there would be no imputation.