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Day 62: My Top 10 – No. 5

Posted by undergroundchurch on July 30, 2011

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Top ten Scriptures for me. Number 5.

Colossians 3:23-24

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

Motives are everything, but motivation is necessary.

There is a difference between making it to eternity with God and eternal rewards.  The scriptures are quite plain throughout – though you may gain eternal life, not everyone will receive the same reward.

The motive for serving must be because, (a) You love God, and (b) You love people.  While this is important to keep as a primary focus, there is nothing at all wrong with having a motivation for eternal rewards.

God promises around 40 times throughout the scripture of rewards for those that obey, serve, work, give, pray, fast and meet the needs of the widows and orphans.  These rewards are not rewards you receive in this life.  They are held until Christ’s return and the final chapter (Revelation 22).

So work hard for the Kingdom of God.  Do it for the Love of God and the Love of People, and know that your hard work will be rewarded.


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