We don’t often think of this, but the Scriptures tell us that the Lord rewards people for their good deeds. What a kind, generous, and loving God we serve.
For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. (Mt 16:27)
. . . who “will render to each one according to his deeds” . . . (Rom 2:6)
. . . knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. (Eph 6:8)
Just think of it: WHATEVER good that we do for anyone else, the Lord says that we will receive the same from Him. This is the best source of motivation that anyone could hope for! It is the promise of a blessed reward.
When you pay for someone’s gas who’s in front of you; when you help an elderly friend by cleaning their home or taking them grocery shopping; or any of the thousands of other kind and good deeds that you could perform—ALL be rewarded. Don’t worry! God has no problem with keeping track of each and every one of us, and our good deeds.
The Lord knows the number of hairs on our heads (Mt 10:30; Lk 12:7), and He cares about everything that concerns each one of us. He is our protector. (Deut 20:4; Ps 91:7; Heb 13:6)
The Lord doesn’t forget His promises to us. He keeps each and every one. And we can be confident that the Lord will keep this promise of giving us His rewards. Praise God!
. . . knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Col 3:24)