Earthly Reward or Heavenly Reward?

Why should you perform your righteous acts for an earthly audience when all it will bring you are earthly rewards?  You can perform your good deeds for a heavenly audience and it will bring rewards that are far more satisfying.

When no one on earth sees your good deed, rejoice!  This means your only reward will be from Him who watches from heaven.  His applause is the most satisfying there is.

Bible notes on this post.

The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything or anyone else – but Him.

One Reply to “Earthly Reward or Heavenly Reward?”

  1. ‘His applause is the most satisfying there is.’

    Amen.

    Personally, my greatest joy that makes me rejoice is this:

    “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Lk 15:7)

    Or in other words, I rejoice when men and women realize that these lines below speak to their very heart:

    “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.

    T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come;
    ‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
    and Grace will lead me home.

    The Lord has promised good to me.
    His word my hope secures.
    He will my shield and portion be,
    As long as life endures.

    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.

    Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease;
    I shall profess, within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.”

    [Amazing Grace, John Newton (1725-1807)]

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