Some stores, to get you to keep shopping at their store, offer reward points with the intent of giving you a discount or a gift if you have accumulated a certain amount of points. Everyone loves to be rewarded for something they did, while others love rewards whether they earn it or not. There are all kinds of rewards, some are honorable, while others are not. However, all of God’s promises are honorable, and we must know that, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering towards us, not willing that any should perish, but that all come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).Which tells us that when God tells us that He will reward us, we can look forward to it without hesitation or doubt. My assignment today is to shed some light or share with you some of God’s rewards; And like He told Abraham in Genesis 15:1 “Fear not, I am thy shield, and thy exceedingly great reward,” He wants us to feel and know that, this promise goes for us also, because Jesus gives us a right to it.
These rewards, however, are contingent upon your righteousness, in 2 Samuel 22:21-25 David said, “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath He recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God; For all His ordinances were before me; and as for His statutes I did not depart from them. I was also upright before Him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to my cleanness in His eyesight.” There is one expert’s testimony of how and why God rewards His children, His faithful subjects, His fearfully and wonderfully made humans that are in accord to His image. Are you portraying God’s image to receive His rewards? Are you righteous and holy enough to inherit these Godly rewards?
“The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether, more to be desired are they than Gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than the honeycomb; Moreover, by them is thy servant warned, and in keeping them, there is great reward”(Psalm 19:7 – 11). The wicked worketh a deceitful work, but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward (Proverbs 11:18). Rejoice when you are persecuted for being a Christian, because you have a great reward in heaven (Matthew 5:11-12).” But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be sons of the highest; For He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil”(Luke 6:35). Are you interested in Godly rewards, not the kind the world gives? Then keep reading.
And whatever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord (Colossians 3:23-24). Don’t be discouraged because you have to be righteous to receive Godly rewards, in the stores and anything you do in life, you have to do something to get the benefit of a reward, however, Godly rewards are more satisfying and rewarding. Therefore, we are encouraged not to in Hebrews 10:35 it says, “Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. “My friends, Hebrew 11:6 tells us clearly this, “But without faith it is impossible to please Him(God); For he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.” You don’t expect God to reward you if you not serving Him, do you? Don’t look at those people who don’t serve God and have the things of God abusing it, because they have a different kind of reward going to them, that you definitely do not want. Here is one reward for the unjust found in Revelation 20:15 “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Yes, my friends, having your name written in the book of life in heaven is one of the greatest rewards one could ever have or get,and the only way to get that reward, which is the most coveted, is to accept God’s gift of His only begotten son Jesus the Christ as John 3:16-17 clearly shows us. Jesus Himself tells us in John 14:6 that He is the only way to God. This reward is so good that when the disciples were celebrating their earthly reward of demons subjecting to them in the name of Jesus, He distinctly told them in Luke 10:20 “Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Is your name written in heaven? That is the greatest reward one could ever get, because with that reward comes many others. If you want it just go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, follow the instructions, and claim your reward like so many others have done. please don’t delay, go get it.
Now unto Him who is able to keep us from falling, and to present us faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to Him who is Immortal and Invisible, the only wise God, our Savior, be glory, praise, honor,and thanks for using me to release this message. In Jesus name, Amen.