Kate said REWARD!
At first glance I was not thrilled with today’s word. Reward. Sounds self-serving and manipulative to me. If you do this, this, and this then you will get a reward. That is okay if you’re training a dog but humans? Not.So.Much.
Reward has 23 listings in the concordance at the back of my Bible. I pulled this one out:
And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong. Luke 23.41
Sound familiar? It was the answer the “redeemed at the last minute” thief gave the damned and doomed thief as they hung on crossbeams with the Savior of the world.
One way or the other
We all get a reward. For some it will be eternal separation from God. For those who (probably) never even considered reward, it will be eternal life in heavenly places with Jesus Christ their personal Savior.
The day I surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ the only reward I wanted or desired was personal peace.
No more wondering. No more fear. No more what if’s. My heart broke in repentance and my reward was peace.
I walked the red carpet of repentance and forgiveness, stained red by my Jesus’ blood —
He gave His life and I got the reward.
Thank You for the cross, Lord.
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Today’s yellow rose in the graphic is in honor of my mom, Terry Chamberlain. March 7, 1926 – October 27, 2012.