The Reward for Faithful Service

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me’ ” (Matthew 25:40).

Have you ever found yourself sighing, “Oh what’s the use of all this? I’m not making any difference and I might as well just quit”? If we were honest, we all would confess to feeling this way from time to time. But Jesus reminds us that our service must be rendered to Him.

When we stand before God, He will remember even the cup of cold water you gave to a stranger (Mark 9:41). Consider this verse:

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do” (Hebrews 6:10).

God does not expect us all to perform great exploits or gain great name recognition, but He does expect us to serve faithfully. God will reward faithful service. Perhaps you have served Him for many years, doing the same ministry each week faithfully. Sometimes few acknowledge your help and dedication. Remember this verse, “God is not unjust so as to overlook your work…” He will faithfully and abundantly reward you for your labors done in His name. He will not forget it, and He will reward you.

Let’s look at another encouraging verse:

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

The Apostle Paul reminds us that our service will bear fruit and that we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. We need endurance:

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised” (Hebrews 10:36).

All of these verses demonstrate God’s faithfulness in rewarding His servants who do His will faithfully. When we stand before Him, He will faithfully and righteously reward each person for what they have done in the body, whether good or evil (2 Corinthians 5:10). The faithful servant eagerly awaits that day, and prays:

“Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20). Amen.

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