Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. —Isaiah 62:11

See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him. —Isaiah 40:10

He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves. —Job 34:11

If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done? —Proverbs 24:12

For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done. —Matthew 16:27

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. —II Corinthians 5:10

Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. —Revelation 22:12

            Jesus is coming one day, but it may not be in our life-time or it may be!  Either way every person will appear before Jesus to give an account of their lives.  Those who didn’t want anything to do with Jesus “will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:46). 

            Brother and sister let us live and serve in such a way that we hear those words from Jesus— “Well done good and faithful servant.”  Yes, out of gratitude of what He has done for us may we do what is good and be a faithful servant of His.  May it be so!

            Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.  He not only entered us into this race He has marked out for us, but He will also finish it (Hebrews 12:1-2).  Let us say with the apostle Paul at end of our lives that “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (II Timothy 4:7).  So today, tomorrow and for the rest of life may I “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14) and may you do so as well.

Dear Father may I run this race faithfully, being and doing what You desire and may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus.  So be it!

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