Friday, October 21, 2016

Your Reward in Heaven

Don't store up treasures on earth! Moths and rust can destroy them, and thieves can break in and steal them.  Instead, store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy them, and thieves cannot break in and steal them.  Your heart will always be where your treasure is. 

Matthew 6: 19 - 21

Do you have treasures in Heaven?  If I were to ask you to tell me what your treasures are that you have in Heaven, what would you say?  I’m afraid many Christians would not be able to answer that question.  They know that they want to go to Heaven because the alternative is not good at all, but they haven’t considered what Heaven will be like and the idea that they already have something stored up in Heaven waiting for them is a completely foreign concept.

There are those who preach that our reward for following Jesus is material blessings on this earth.  They are wrong.  God will bless us here, but the real, and eternal blessings from God are stored in Heaven, not on the earth.  And, we have preached the truth that we cannot earn our salvation, but have then ignored the fact that God does reward you for what you do here!  When you walk in faithful obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, you are certainly storing up treasures in Heaven!  What are those treasures?  Only God knows since He is the source of every good and perfect gift.  But you can be sure that every cup of cold water you give a thirsty person in the name of the Lord will result in a reward in Heaven!

“Lord Jesus, thank You for making a way, the only way to get to Heaven!  And Jesus, falling down at Your feet will be reward enough for all Eternity!  Praise Your Holy Name forever.  Amen.” 

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