Wouldn’t you agree Its always pleasant to receive rewards? Reward is one of the basic factors that makes living interesting, it ignites hope, it is the fruit of our Labours. It could be different things and is expressed in various ways- from the love of your child, to nailing that exam, to receiving your monthly pay, to being who you are in Christ today. Rewards stem from actions- these actions could be either positive or negative. Nevertheless, the reward I’m referring to runs deeper than superficialities. Sometimes it may seem that you haven’t received the reward of services rendered or things toiled for. However, receiving a reward does not only apply when you are at the receiving end, it also applies when your services places others to be at the receiving end- this indeed is true service and fulfilment.
Hebrews 6:10 says, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and Labour of love, which ye have showed towards his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints and do minister.” This passage entails that when we consistently Labour in love, when we help others, when we can make sacrifices towards being there; either with your time, resources, talents, open heartedness- whatever is needed at that point, if you can do these things out of shear love with no expectations from people, God sees you, and He will reward you. God wants you never to think you are forgotten, He knows all your needs, desires, He hears your prayers, He sees you… that is why the psalmist in Psalm 142:5 says, “I cry to you Lord; I say you are my portion in the land of the living.” In addition, in Genesis 18: 1, God said to Abram in a vision, do not be afraid Abram, I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” isn’t tis just amazing? What is greater than having God as your reward? If you look deeper into it, you would see that Christ is the fullness of all things- the earth is the Lords and its fullness thereof. In Him, you live life in fullness, far above what the world says. Therefore, when next someone makes fun of you saying; Christ is your reward- confidently say YES- Christ is my reward. Like I said earlier on; this reward runs deep, it is not anything money can buy, it is beyond all the riches of this world, God is giving himself to you today- He is your exceedingly great reward. Remember that Abraham had to act to receive what God had for him- he acted in obedience. when you are faithful at the little given, you signal to God that He can trust you with greater responsibilities. So, fight the good fight, keep up the good work of faith, and the Lord whom you serve will reward you accordingly. Hallelujah!
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Sometimes we can’t get past our immediate needs, so we do things expecting some reward, or at least gratitude, recognition for our efforts.
This is a timely reminder for me that only God could be our reward, and he is much more than any reward we could ever hope to get from people.
Thats right Onyi :).