MATTHEW 5:12_for great is your reward in heaven…
Here is what Jesus knew was in store – great is your reward in heaven. Awesome! He didn’t keep this as some kind of mystery to be revealed after your death, but said it plainly.
Jesus-disciples have something to ponder: Do you believe in heavenly rewards? If you do believe, you have another question to ponder: Do you believe this life can result in heavenly rewards?
If you have never considered this, go to a Bible reference and see how many times heavenly rewards are mentioned. If you are only interested in the rewards of this life, which you can also find reference to in the Bible; make a change in your thought pattern.
Think this way. Compare your time on earth, even if you live a hundred years, to time in eternity. Now compare a hundred years of earthly rewards to an eternity of heavenly rewards. Read that last sentence again. What do you see?
Don’t overlook Jesus’ description of your reward – great!
God of promises, I want to know all the truths You teach in the Bible. I know my earthly life is very short in comparison to eternity, and I know I can’t make myself good or clean or righteous, but I know You can do it all. I praise Your name! In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ holds heaven’s rewards—For eternity!