Foolishly, some people are so busy of taking care of their earthly homes they neglect their heavenly dwelling place. Paul taught that while the deeds we perform now don't purchase a place in heaven, they do supply spiritual "building materials" for our heavenly homes. What will your mansion look like? "For no one can lay any other foundation than the one we already have -- Jesus Christ. Now anyone who builds on that foundation may use gold, silver, jewels, wood, hay or straw. But there is going to come a time of testing at the judgment day to see what kind of work each builder has done. Everyone's work will be put through the fire to see whether or not it keeps its value" (1 Corinthians 3:11-13, NLT).
-- Lenya Heitzig and Penny Pierce Rose in Pathway to God's Treasure: Ephesians