The Bible tells us God who is omniscient in His nature sees all and knows all. Therefore he would remember all.
All the works we have done in Christ will be rewarded on that day, and all the works of the flesh will be burnt up and not follow us into our eternal state.
All the New Testament doctrines point to the one who made the new covenant will be the judge of all, the Son of God sent from heaven, who is Jesus Christ.
He remembers in fairness and is perfectly just in his judgments. At the Bema seat judgment Jesus judges our works, not our eternal destination which is already settled. It’s an evaluation of our works in Christ, where we get rewarded for doing what is good in life, what we did for him.
In fact he knows many things that we do not, the injustices we did without thinking and the ones that were done against us that unthinking or were purposeful. He also knows our attempts to reconcile and the people that refuse to enter into any process and continue to do harm. There is only so much we can do to make things right. It is up to the other party to respond in the correct way. As Jesus said where there are two or three gathered in his name. Which means they are willing make things right. Sometimes Christians can be no different than those who live in the world for themselves, “the Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously"? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." (James 4:5-6)
Anyone who has lived long enough knows the way of the world, our life does not always go the way we expect. There is no yellow brick road for the Christian, only a narrow road for the pilgrims of this world, and it is difficult, we can suffer like anyone else.
So while on earth we work, and it not for naught for we are rewarded. Not that the reward is our motivation otherwise it is for nothing. We work and do what is written because we love him and want to be with him and our brothers and sisters in the future kingdom He will bring to earth. That is such a great hope that will soon be realized.
Thankfulness keeps you in a state of humility as you depend on God to get you through each day and the trials that it brings.
Jesus spoke of how he would give us authority in the Millennium under him, we would have rewards for the labor we have done, we will be kings and priests serving under him. The church hardly ever speaks on this but it should. Not that we work to get rewards, that should not ever be our motivation. For even our motivation and desires will be judged. Jesus even warned of our doing good with the wrong motivation “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” (Matt 6:1)
We serve him from our heart because of who he is and he is worthy.
1 Cor. 3:8 Paul tells us “each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.” V. 14-16 “If anyone's work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone's work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
Jesus made it so clear how we are to live our life for God. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt 6:19-21)
Treasures in heaven means we do not get rewarded now. So if someone tells toy to give them money so they can do God’s work and you’ll get a hundred fold blessing (or whatever number they use) they are promising it for now and that is clear indication that they are not working as servant but a shyster transferring your money to be theirs. Not only will they have no reward you will lose yours too.
Matt.16:27-28 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
Luke 6:23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven,
There is also the white throne judgment that has to do with the second death that no one would want to be present at. But so many more that rejected God’s way will end up there.
Here all people who lived (not saints) are judged on their works, works that are of the fallen nature. The books are opened to decide their punishment, there are no rewards.
God remembers. Every evil deed every good one will be weighed and then unbeliever will then have it determined what kind of eternal punishment they will have.
For the believer Jesus assures us “And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward." (Matt 10:42; Mk.9:41)
The smallest thing we can do for another will not go unnoticed, it will be rewarded. For those who cannot do any physical work, their prayers will be rewarded too.
Matt. 6:18 "your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
1 Cor. 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
The work of the lord is not going to get easier but more difficult. Less people will listen to the gospel and even more will leave the church and living a Christ1an life.
Written to the Hebrews who suffered persecution under their brethren the writer encourages them facing this persecution “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:” (Heb. 10:35-36)