For Christian’s, Much Of Our Reward Is At The End Of Time

This world values wealth. If a person has money, they are thought to be successful. But money is not the goal of the Christian life. In fact, money or wealth can prevent us from living for Christ.
In Matthew 19:28-30, Jesus has just told the rich young ruler that he should go and sell all his possessions and give them to the poor. the Bible says the young man couldn’t do it and walked away. Then Jesus said that a rich man or wealthy man couldn’t enter the kingdom of God.
Hearing this, the disciples asked, “Then who can be saved?”
Peter followed that up with this question; “We’ve given up everything to follow you; what will we get?”
Jesus then said, “I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne, you who have been my followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then” (Matthew 19:28-30).
So, Christians will be rewarded at the end of time when Jesus judges the world. Jesus says, “You who have been my followers will sit on twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Then Jesus added, “And everyone. who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother… will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.”
So, while we may receive the reward of being blessed because we have obedient to the Lord, we will not receive our full reward until we get to heaven. Christian, the next time you envy someone driving a nice car or, the next time you envy someone living a nice home or taking a nice trip etc… remember that Christians will be rewarded at the end fo time.
We serve Jesus not for “what’s in it for me,” but, because of all Jesus has done for us.

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