Day 275 – Receiving Our Reward
On: August 2, 2015 | By: SWLadmin
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You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Luke 22:28-30
Kingdom matters can sometimes seem contradictory and confusing. Yesterday, we were exhorted to exercise servant leadership, today we find ourselves invited to be seated on thrones! Can we reconcile these apparent opposites?
Indeed, we can. If we place Jesus on the throne of our life here on Earth – “standing by Him” in all we say and do, and living out His example of servanthood – we will find we have qualified to receive His Royal treatment in Heaven. Simple really (!)
Conversely, if we pursue privilege – doing our own thing and climbing the status ladder – we will have had our reward now and forfeited it for the future.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3
Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. Luke 16:25
Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. Revelation 22:12
Father God, help me to take daily behavioural decisions that invest in an eternal future with You, not my own pleasure today. Amen