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God Rewards Goodness

Psalm 126:5

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Today, I wish to share with you a message of hope, of inspiration, and of divine justice. The scripture tells us in Revelations 22:12, "Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done." This profound message from our Lord Jesus Christ is a reminder that God rewards us according to our works.


In our journey of faith, there are times we may feel overlooked, unappreciated, or even forgotten. We may toil in the vineyard of the Lord, and yet, it seems as though our efforts are in vain. But I am here today to encourage you, to uplift your spirit, and to reassure you that God is a just God. He sees your works, He knows your heart, and He will reward you according to your deeds.


God's reward system is not like that of the world. The world may reward the loudest, the most visible, the most influential. But God, in His infinite wisdom and justice, rewards us not based on worldly standards but on the sincerity of our hearts and the authenticity of our actions.


In the book of Matthew, chapter 6, verses 3 and 4, Jesus instructs us saying, "But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." This scripture underscores the fact that God sees even what is done in secret and rewards us accordingly.


God's reward is not always immediate or even tangible, but it is always just and perfect. His reward may come in the form of peace amid a storm, strength in times of weakness, wisdom in moments of confusion, or joy in periods of sorrow. His reward may also be stored up for us in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.


Beloved, let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Let us continue to serve the Lord with all sincerity and diligence, knowing that our labour in the Lord is not in vain.


As we go about our daily lives, let us remember the words of the Apostle Paul in Colossians 3:23-24, "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."


In conclusion, be encouraged, dear friends. Continue to serve God faithfully, continue to love unconditionally, continue to give generously, continue to pray fervently. For God is just; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.


May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May He lift His countenance upon you and give you peace. And may you always find joy and satisfaction in serving the Lord, knowing that your reward is sure.