27For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.”
For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels,
This is the first mention of the Second Coming of Christ in the New Testament. He will come with angels at that time, with the glory of God. The “Son of Man” refers to the humanity of Christ; Jesus will come in human form.
and then He will reward each according to his works [deeds].
At His Second Coming Jesus will judge each person according to his deeds (Ro 2:5-8). Jesus will put on review the life of every person who ever lived.
This passage does not refer to salvation. Deeds are not the way of salvation but the outcome of salvation. Jesus referred in general to a future time of recompense.
Remembrance of the glory of Christ’s Second Coming puts things in perspective.
We keep eternal values in view by anticipation of the coming of Christ. We will meet Him one day face-to-face. We will see what is important at that time. This enables us to cultivate a sense of priorities and values in this life.