It’s not hidden. The Lord comes up front and says that when you and I take the role of a servant, there is the joyful realization that a thankful spirit is being stimulated.
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
Someone once counted all the promises in the Bible and came up with an amazing figure of almost 7500. Among that large number are some specific promises servants can claim today.
Perhaps the most well-known promises Christians have as their ultimate hope are found in two places in the book of Revelation.
In other words, he reminds them of that great truth all of us tend to forget when days turn into a slow grind: God is faithful! He uses eight words to convey this fact: “God is not unjust so as to forget.”
While preparing the Twelve for a lifetime of serving others, Christ promised an eternal reward even for holding out a cup of cool water.
This wonderful reward awaits those saints who suffered in a noble manner during their earthly life. The significance of this reward is not only related to the words perseveres under trial but also the words those who love Him.
As those who serve the living God, we occasionally need to consider the eternal “crowns” being set aside for God’s servants. What an intriguing study!
The dear older lady who prays in private will be rewarded as much as the evangelist who preaches to thousands. The quiet, faithful friend who assists another in need will be rewarded as much as the strong natural leader whose gifts are more visible.
Things may not be logical and fair, but when God is directing the events of our lives, they are right.
I have found great help from two truths God gave me at a time in my life when I was bombarded with a series of unexpected and unfair blows (from my perspective). In my darkest hours, these principles become my anchor of stability, my only means of survival.