Would that God tomorrow bring us in front of His throne, what would He say? Would He cast us from His presence or would He look at all we have done and grant us a reward for our faithfulness?
“The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’ And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’”
As God is holy, we ought to be holy in Christ Jesus’ holy and righteous name. For as one body, through God’s grace, He has given us individual gifts, according to His will, so that we should bless others with good works.
How great a day it will be when God gives us our reward for all the good we have done; no one can claim it for oneself, but God can give it freely, without limit; for from God, good flows and from God, we shall receive our reward.
Love all so that joy and peace may abide in us. Be patient with one another, allowing kindness and goodness to flow freely. Be faithful to God, showing gentleness and self-control. For one day, God will say to us, “Well done, good servant!”