REWARDS (4) John 15:1-8
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. (v8)
Nowhere does Jesus give an exhaustive list of what actions He will reward. Yes I’ve observed in cultures around the world that people know instinctively what a good work is – an act you do for someone that meets a need and honours God. In Secrets of the Vine, we saw how much God wants and works for this kind of fruitfulness in every person’s life. Jesus told His disciples. “By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit.” (John 15:8) We see a vivid picture of the life God rewards in the teachings of Jesus and in the rest of the New Testament. To help you remember this portrait a life God rewards. (1) God will reward you for seeking Him through spiritual acts such as fasting and praying (Matthew 6:6. Hebrews 11:6 (2) God will reward you for submitting to your employer as a faithful servant (Matthew 24:45-47; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 3:22-24) (3) God will reward you for self-denial in His service (Matthew 16:24-27) (4) God will reward you for serving those in need in His name. (Mark 9:41) (5) God will reward you for suffering for His name and perpetuation (Luke 6:22-23) (6) God will reward for sacrifices you make for Him (Luke 6:30) In fact, Jesus said that every person who sacrifices to follow Him will be rewarded a hundredfold (Matthew 19:29) (7) God will reward you for sharing of your time, talent, and treasure to further His kingdom (Matthew 6:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:18-19) Bruce Wilkinson)
PRAYER LINE: Father Lord, I pray that the sons of the foreigners would not drink my new wine for which I have labored, in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
God will reward you for seeking Him (Matt 6:6)