Judged in what way? Some people say "loss of rewards," but what does that mean? Are we judged after we die or before? Is discipline (Heb. 12
) part of that judgment, and we who are teachers are disciplined maybe more strongly, like Paul's thorn in the flesh, perhaps, in order to keep him from becoming conceited?
I finally get what you are asking. Takes me a while some times.
I think He judges teaching the same way He judges everything else. We are judged in many ways many times. Sometimes we are disciplined.
God knows when we have crossed the point of no-return. He knows the future, He knows our hearts.
There are some people (i personally think the majority) that will simply go to hell because they were never saved, and never wanted to be.
I don't think God really blesses these people much in the ways that matter. They may be financially well-off, but they aren't happy, and they don't have peace.
Does He discipline them? I think He uses circumstances to make people come to Him. But I think He knows in advance whether they will or not.
For those who will never choose Him... why even bother to discipline them?
For those who have decided to follow Jesus... but sometimes drift. Those are the ones I think He disciplines. He tries to steer them back on course.
I think sometimes discipline is confused with testing. Job wasn't being disciplined, he was just being tested. The same with Peter and Abraham (sacrificing Isaac)
We don't always have to pass every test (Peter failed) but we need to pass "enough" of them. How many is enough? I think it's different for everyone. We may start off failing most of the time, but there should eventually reach a point where you are victorious more often than you are failing. In my own personal case, there are some sins that I simply don't do anymore. Haven't done in years. That's not to say I don't sin at all.
There are consequences for the things we do. Sometimes the judgment may be in a temporal way, we miss out financially, or have premature health problems,
or lose a job, or whatever God chooses to use. But these things aren't to drive you away from Him. These are to make you realize who He is and come back to Him.
If a way we are tested and judged almost everyday. It isn't a "I was tested once, and passed the test" type of thing. It's a continual testing.
Depending on how we do in the daily tests, that affects our eternal rewards and judgment.
So some of the tests and judgments are for "right now". Some of them are simply for rewards in heaven. But ultimately all of the tests are for where we spend eternity.
If you fail all of the tests all of the time... You will spend eternity in one place.
If you pass some (most?) of the tests some (most?) of the time you will spend eternity in a different place.
If you are pretending to pass the tests, or lying about passing the tests... thats the same as failing.
If you are failing out of ignorance... you are still failing.
People always want to know... well how many do I have to pass? what percentage? am I on a curved scale? I don't know the answer... I know there is a LOT
of grace. More than we can imagine, more than we deserve, and more than we can even thank Him for.
Why take a chance? Why even ask that question... how many is too much? I think simply asking that question reveals where your heart is.
If the speed limit is 50, we will go 60. If it's 60 we will go 70. We always want to test the limits of Gods grace. What if instead of seeing how much we can fail,
we tried to see how much we can succeed. (with God's help).
But those people who go on practicing lawlessness, or let their lamps run out of oil, or soil their garments, or return to their vomit, or go on sinning willfully,
or turn the grace of God into licentiousness, or simply "believe for a while". There is a limit to grace.
God knows what we can take, He knows what we can stand. We are never tempted beyond what we can stand, and He always gives us a way out.
(We never have to sin). His grace is sufficient for us. One day we will ALL stand before Him. The judgments and tests we get today and tomorrow don't matter that
much from day to day... but over a 80 years period they add up. Maybe you failed a lot years ago. But how are you doing now? Are you still failing most of the time?
The judgment for that isn't just for today and tomorrow. It's for eternity.