Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. (Revelation 19:7,8)
Having begun in Christ, we carry on to perfection, putting on good works, bearing love, the fruit of the Spirit; preparing ourselves for the marriage supper of the Lamb, the beginning of our eternal life with Christ!
Even with complete doctrine, if we have no works, our faith is meaningless (James 2:19-26).
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
Jesus told us to let our light shine so that all men will glorify our Father in Heaven (Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Peter 2:12). And this is how we complete our path in the imitation of Christ, who went around doing good (Acts 10:38), and brought glory to His heavenly Father (Matthew 9:8; 15:31; Mark 2:12).
For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, and of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15)
We run as wanting to receive the prize.
Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work . . . . Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Revelation 22:12,20,21)