God's house are many 'mansions', or positions, one for each of us -John
14:2; Matthew 20:23. When
He returns, His reward for us will be with Him, but there still will
be lots of work to finish -Isaiah 40:10;
Your works get you a reward (Ephesians
6:8); works of love and compassion -Matthew
10:42; Matthew 20:21-23.
good at that which you decide and give appropriate attention to. You get
really good at that which you
decide to love. Include your occupation
Once you decide
then you'll want to do the best and more because your decision has
made the project a part of you, your make up, your personality -Proverbs
3:14 "Wherefore, beloved, seeing that
ye look for such things, be diligent
that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot and blameless."-Blameless?
We all have
'tons of stuff' to be blamed for? How we gonna get this done? Like hello,
there any hope?
One way to ensure
that you get the highest spiritual, and
physical reward that you personally are capable of, is to get good
at the spiritual things (Colossians
3:1), love and its corollary,
for we now serve God in
the spirit. Make a decision to
put on the new man -Ephesians 4:24.
world in you-(hate,
and other negatives)-one
in Jesus -1John 5:5. Then it's
easy (Matthew 11:28-30; 1John
5:4,5), as the power to change the heart is
there – See 'Holy
The world has much raw material
that can be used; one
Peace is needed
in many areas, from the home to international relations and into corporate
relations, teacher /student, bureaucracy/common folk, etc. In all these
is opportunity to do good works.
overcoming and qualifies us for a great reward -Revelation
A little leaven-(meaning,
'error' -Matthew 16:11,12)-counts
a great deal -1Corinthians 5:6.
We have our part in living up to the purity
of God in us by means of His Holy Spirit.
We have our part in ensuring others don't lead
us astray into an alternate gospel -1Corinthians
15:33; Hebrews 12:15.
reward is not for the lukewarm (Revelation
3:16) but rather, for those who are aggressive
in showing concern and those who overcome the downfalls
of the normal heart-(carnality),
backing it up with the actions necessary to make
a difference in another's life. In this way we comfort each other-(1Thessalonians
4:18; 5:11), become better
individuals, more able to help where help is needed, have reason for impetus
to change ourselves where change is needed, and thus, qualify for a
much greater reward.
Of God is not for the reticent-(those
who hold back in doing good because they fear that they might lose of their
physical substance) -Matthew 11:12;
3:27,28; Revelation 21:8.
is not for those who allow themselves to become distracted by concerns
of the world: Philippians
4:6 "Be careful-(original
Greek for word 'careful' is 'distracted')-for
'don't be distracted'); but
in every thing by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God."
In other words, let nothing distract you from gaining a reward; request
things for yourself so you can better serve others and request things for
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