Come and Claim Your Great Reward.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Psalm 19:9-11 …the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

What a great promise and encouragement!  Following Scripture, the rules of the LORD, is the great reward!  This promise of great reward does not come after we follow the rules of the LORD.  The reward comes in keeping the commandments of our LORD.  The reward is not payment that God gives us after obeying Him much like I reward my dog, Salty, for obeying my commands.  The reward that we absolutely receive is the pleasure that comes while we are living in obedience to God’s commands now. There is the happiness that flows directly from the sense of doing or having done what is right.  We get the reward of a happy conscience, a real comfort, instantaneous joy, true delight, love and happiness of the heart and soul.  Jesus has released us from working for eternal life that God has given us through the Life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That is accomplished through the free gift of faith that God gives us in Christ.  What a great reward!  Jesus is our great reward as He is the fulfillment of God's Commands.

Father, thank You for giving us Your precious and life giving commands through Your Word.  LORD, please give us the urgings of Your Holy Spirit moment by moment to know and obey Your rules, commands, testimonies, precepts, laws, out of delightful fear that brings us the great reward of a happy heart that knows You more intimately.  LORD, knowing You and Your Son Jesus Christ is the Great Reward.  We love You and knowing You.

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