How can you be sure that your life in Christian ministry will be rewarded by God? Is it possible to be certain? In 2 Corinthians 5, the Apostle Paul wrote that there will be a reckoning before Christ of the deeds we did in this life. Some of our deeds will result in reward and some will be burned up in judgment. 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 provides believers with two motivations that we can be certain will result in rich reward by our King.