2 Corinthians 5:10 contains the second direct New Testament mention of the judgment seat of Christ.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Here’s what we have in the verse:
1. We MUST all appear before the judgment seat of Christ (cr. Hebrews 9:27).
2. The reason – to be rewarded for our deeds (cr. Ezekiel 12:14; Jeremiah 17:10).
3. The first word of the verse – and this is what we’d like to focus on – is For… What that means is that the statements of verse 10 are made to explain or give the reason for something else that is stated in the chapter.
Let’s start all the way back in verse 1 to find out what that is.