The Highest Reward

“The highest reward for a faithful life is not what you get for it but what you become by it”–Warren Wiersbe.

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done”–Proverbs 19:17.

“Here’s the amazing paradox: Obedience to God is seldom rewarded on this fallen planet, but it is always rewarded in heaven. Everything we do for God’s glory is also for our eternal good. The contrast between Olympic athletes and faithful Christians is this: ‘They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable’ (1 Corinthians 9:25)”–Jim Denison.

“I do all of this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize”–1 Corinthians 9:23-27.

“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for their fathers did to the prophets”–Luke 6:22-23.

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[A Church Divided Over Leaders] I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. — 1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV)