Dear friend, are you a worker in the vineyard of the Great Master? If not, you are commanded to go and work with a promise of a rich reward. It is not important whether you are a full time or part time worker. It is also not important at what time you started, nor what kind of work you will do for the Master. There are long lists of things that need to be done in the vineyard, and you are expected to do what you can on the basis of the gifts and abilities that He has given you. Any thing that you will do for the Master will not go unrewarded or unrecognized. All your needs will be met as you work for Him, and at the end of the day there will be a reward awaiting you. It will be the right reward that you deserve for your toil for the Master. But when you see the Master in His full glory, it will be difficult to think that you will keep for yourself all the rewards that you receive from Him, but will put it all at His feet and praise Him because of the greatness and glory of the Master. When you find out how glorious this Master who hired you is, you probably feel sorry for yourself that you have not done enough for Him or that you didn’t start early enough. Perhaps there are attractions for you to serve your own flesh, this world and Satan. But you are admonished to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness in whatever you desire. If you seek all that is eternal and renounce what is temporal, your temporal needs will be met and you will be led to finish the task that you are called upon to do here on earth. Then a glorious day of rewards will dawn on you and you will be ushered into the presence of your Master who will call you by name and recognize you for all the toil that you have undergone for the Master in His vineyard. You will then be given your rewards for your hard work, toil, tears, sweat, deprivation, persecution and persistence as you labored for the Master in His vineyard. But remember, the time for you to work in this vineyard will soon be over and an evening will be dawned on you to stop work and receive reward. How prepared are you for it? Are you waiting in anticipation for that day of rewards which will be settled by the righteous Master who will appear in His full glory?Ruth 2:12 – “May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge”. Thought for Today
Our greatest reward is to see the King in His glory and be with Him forever and ever, which is far greater than any crown or throne that He would still give us.