DAY 21 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

when God wants/decides to pay a man, He consults no other, neither is He answerable to anyone about it…

Title: GOD PAYS AND PAYS WELL

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister

Hebrews 6:10

Service to God is something He expects us to do as His children. Serving God is more than going to church on a Sunday morning for “service”. Serving God involves both our inner life and outer life. In the scriptures, God talks about some persons who serve Him only on the outside and with their lips but their hearts are far from Him. You need to know this God. He has made us His children in Christ Jesus and this makes us royalty. But when it comes to effectiveness and function in this Kingdom/Family, we have been called to serve. Every useful child serves their parents, isn’t it?

Our greatest service to God is in our love for Him and the simple acts of love which we show to others everyday. Anything done without love is useless and unacceptable. -1Cor. 13:1-2. But the good thing about this now is that when we serve God, in whatever capacity that might be, He is not a miser nor hoarder, He pays and pays very well and in time. So, you see those things you’re doing right now for His name’s sake, pay day is coming. It’s going to hit you real big. Keep at it with diligence.

God watches out to reward those who serve Him with diligence. His ultimate desire is to give to each person who serves Him “…whatsoever is right…”. He seldom bargains. “Whatsoever is right” means “whatever I, your Employer, deem fit to pay you“. This means that a person can so work for God that he/she will be paid beyond their expectation. And likewise, a person can work so hard and yet for little or nothing. Is He unjust? God forbid. The purpose of His work is His satisfaction. If this isn’t met, nothing comes out of it no matter how hard the labourer tried. And when work is done with love, the best can be given and God can be pleased.

And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

Matthew 20:4, 7

Again, I’ll say this. “Whatsoever is right” means “whatever I, your Employer, deem fit to pay you“. This means that a person can so work for God that he/she will be paid beyond their expectations. God’s blessings/reward isn’t based on when our work is counted but on how He deems us worthy of His payment. First hour, third, sixth or eleventh. It all makes no difference before the One with whom we have to do. What counts with Him is the satisfaction He derives and the favor we win in Him. So we don’t define God’s reward by our own terms of payment. We define Him by His justice and His integrity and serve Him with our all, knowing this: Hebrews 11:6 “… that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.

And when God wants/decides to pay a man, He consults no other, neither is He answerable to anyone about it. He is Almighty and unquestionable, just and righteous in His counsel. Whether man is irritated about God’s reward on you doesn’t bother Him and they can do absolutely nothing about it. He gives you whatever He deems fit. It is His blessings and He does with it as He wills. If God loves or blesses you, it’s not your fault. It’s all on Him. He answers on your behalf. What a great Employer God is.

[8]So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.[9]And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.[10]But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.[11]And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,[12]Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.[13]But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?[14]Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.[15]Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

Matthew 20:8-15

A simple prayer today:
Father, in the name of Jesus, give me the grace and heart to serve you pleasantly and with love in such a way that will provoke Your unusual favor for unexpected results in my life.

Author: James George

Hello, I am James George, a passionate teacher of God's Word; that writer who believes in the balanced communication of God's word in simplicity and clarity as the tool for making destinies and shaping lives.

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