jeudi 12 janvier 2012

Divine Reward

I have always .. ok, that's an overstatement, ... i have often heard that we should do things for God without having in our minds that attitude of expecting a reward from Him. People have been really defending that view as being the honorable way of doing the Christian service. We are told in these more or less utterance: 'do it without expecting to be blessed in return otherwise it is a worthless service'.

But the Lord Jesus has spoken about reward and not in any negative terms, and scripture tells us actually that we are allowed to expect reward for certain spiritual thing that we do.

These verses are just one of the many new testament verses that can be advanced to make the point that reward is something that we should actually have in mind in order to perform actively certain spiritual things.

Hebrew 11:6 "And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him."

Mark 10:28-30  "Then Peter began to say unto him [Jesus], Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life."

May the Lord bless you all in Jesus' name.

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