Colossians 3:24-25 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
We have all heard the phases, “You get what you deserve,” or “keep it up, and you will get what is coming to you,” and “you only get out of life what you put into it.” Any of this sound familiar? I guess in certain areas of life these are all correct statements. Even in the Christian life, we only seem to get back out of life what we are willing to put into it.
The truth of the matter is we should all rejoice in the fact we will not get our just rewards if we know Jesus as Saviour. In fact, if we all received what we really deserved, it would surely not be heaven. We are the reason Jesus had to suffer and die on the cross of Calvary. It was for our sin that He came to this earth, to make a way for us to be forgiven and miss sins penalty. So, in actuality, we are going to get what we never deserved. We did not deserve to be forgiven, but we were. We do not deserve a home in Heaven, but there is one there. We do not deserve the love of Christ, but we receive it every single day. We received all this simply because we made Jesus, Lord, and Saviour of our life.
However, if we chose to rebel against the love of God and refuse the forgiveness available, we will receive what we do deserve. This is not God’s design or desire for us. Nevertheless, it is what we really do deserve. In addition, God does not show favoritism among us. No matter how good we try to be, or who we are, God is not a respecter of persons. It will come down to this. Did you give your life to the one who gave His life for you?
If you do not want to receive what you rightfully deserve, accept the Love of God today. It is our only hope of escaping our earned destiny. He is the way, the truth, and the life…. This life, and life eternal.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Samuel 12, 13 / Psalm 119: 33-48 / Proverbs 26 / Colossians 3, 4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 13-14 / John 7:1-36
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director