Rewards

rewards

I could not find a single image that took on the rewards of wicked people.  Rewards it seems only comes to those who do good.  That of course is not the reality.  Wicked people get rewarded too.

For we must all stand before Christ to be judged. We will each receive whatever we deserve for the good or evil we have done in this earthly body.  –  2 Corinthians 5:10

Please notice in the above Scripture the phrase, “whether it be good OR BAD.” Many believers have the ignorant belief that Jesus will simply reward us for the good we do in life, but not mention the bad.  

While it is easy to see that a good person will receive blessings and that good people will be remembered as a blessing, you can see through a wicked person’s words a violent nature and the ultimate reward of a wicked person is that they will be forgotten.

It is easy for people to receive blessings and enjoy them for themselves. Ironically, though, blessings can distract us from God and into ourselves. But blessings are given to us so that we might produce more fruit, and if we don’t, there is a word of warning here. Blessings are a sign of God’s grace, that is, His goodness to us even though we don’t deserve it, not a reward for good works. We need to use them in the way that God wants.

 

 

 

 

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