Paul tells teachers in 1 Corinthians 3:5 that, “If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.”
This disquieting fact prompts Charles Ellicott to write, “If the work of any teacher abide. his reward will be exceeding great; if it “be burned,” woe to him! “He himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire,” scathed by that which shall consume the rubbish he has raked together; the faith which prompted such a man shall save him, but no reward can follow useless teaching.”
In the final judgment, how much of the teaching that is going on today will be burned up as useless chaff? How much chaff is in your spiritual diet? How much chaff are you serving others? These are good questions.