Today’s Text: Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
Upon graduation from the university and getting my first paying job, I eagerly was looking forward to the end of the month; a day when I get to reap the fruit of the labor I had put in for the whole month.
Just as we get paid our dues at the slated paydays, so will God pay everyone for their deeds. God has promised to reward those who remain faithful to Him with “eternal life in Christ Jesus” and to those who choose to give themselves over to sin, they can expect to be paid with death. What type work are you putting in? Is it to life or death? (“God will repay each person according to what they have done. To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness” Romans 2:6-8)
Some have actually started receiving their reward even before the judgement day, but one sure thing is that we will all be rewarded at the end (“The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever” 1st Timothy 5:24-25)
What are your deeds? Do you think they are worth life or death? We determine what we get paid at the end of our life, then why not work towards that which gives life?
Beaming Prayer point:
My Father and my God, help that I will not be deceived by the fleeting pleasures of sin that brings death and also help me to work towards that which will give me life in Jesus name.