We all love Good News!! There's plenty for us in the New Testament!! I thought that we should look at some right now!
2 TIMOTHY 4:8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing. So NOT just for Paul, exactly like He says! All of us who've truly loved Jesus WILL receive this Crown!! Sounds good to me!!
1 CORINTHIANS 3:14 If anyone’s work which he has built on endures, (survives God's fire that tests our WORKS!), he will receive a reward. Every time out of our love for Jesus we say NO to ourselves and YES to Him, this goes towards our Reward we'll receive from Him in heaven!! Okay, I'm in!!! (are you with me?)
Remember the thief on the cross with Jesus, who repented and believed in the Lord!! LUKE 23:43 And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Do you find FORGIVENESS like this most remarkable? Me too!!
HEBREWS 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. We have FAITH, right! - so we CAN please Him!! And seek and CONTINUE seeking for Him diligently - then once again we receive our REWARD in heaven!!
GALATIANS 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. The Holy Spirit who Jesus PROMISED He would send, puts into our HEART and LIFE deep-seated LOVE, and JOY, and PEACE!!! (that NOTHING can take away!! WOW!!!)
SUMMING UP: when WE do just a LITTLE, then He RESPONDS with MUCH (and a very wondrous "MUCH" it is too!) We're indeed blessed a hundred-fold, and MORE!!
- BM, with his Mrs