Saturday, 25 December 2010

God will reward the least

I think it will be interesting to see who is honoured in heaven; many who are considered of small importance in this world, those who faithfully discharged the duties which God has given them. While some well-known men will be rewarded, remember to whom much has been given much is expected. So examples people like George Muller and John Wesley may be rewarded handsomely for their kingdom work, other famous Christians may barely get in, and some may just have the appearance of belief and so will be rejected by Christ.

But I like to think of watching God give his gifts to those that many have never heard of. How God in his justice and goodness will reward those with little ability yet discharged this faithfully.
  • The mother who devoted her life to raising a disabled child and caring for him throughout his life.
  • The slave who had no option of freedom yet worked as for the Lord.
  • The mistreated person who never received justice in this life yet refused bitterness and trusted in God.
And there are many, many more. Those who are never recognised in this world. And Jesus will welcome them into heaven offering them the best places at the feast for all the universe to witness.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this; we need to be reminded of this over and over and then to call it to mind when we are tempted to be discouraged because we feel unappreciated or unseen. Our reward is in heaven. This is not to say that we should not acknowledge others and seek to encourage them but it does I think have meaning for us in how we do this.

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