Friday, February 26, 2016
What you DESERVE
In this world that we live in we often hear these words:"You DESERVE a new car, you DESERVE a better life, you DESERVE certain things..." when people have not worked for those things, they have done NOTHING for them. Believers are also told that they deserve heaven, they DESERVE eternal life just because they believe in Jesus Christ. That is not true.
Jesus Christ will reward every man according to what they DESERVE, according to their WORKS, not according to their faith, not according to what they thought or believed. Jesus Christ is the righteous judge and He will reward each of us according to what we have DONE in the flesh.
The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 2:6-11 “God WILL RENDER TO EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS: to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life; 8but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation. 9There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek, 10but glory and honor and peace to every man who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. 11For there is no partiality with God.” There is no discrimination.
We also read in Matthew 16:27 The Lord Jesus said:“For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.”
We also read these words in Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. “
Jesus Christ said that every branch in Him that does not bear good fruit will get cut off and burned. Believers think that they do not have to serve Jesus. They don't want to serve Him. They don't want to live righteously. They don't want to obey the truth. They will be rewarded according to their DEEDS, whether good or bad.
The apostle Paul also wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:9,10 "Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”
We have to be pleasing to Jesus. If we disobey Him, disobey the truth, He will give to us what we DESERVE, either punishment, eternal punishment in damnation or He will reward us in His heavenly kingdom if we obeyed Him. We will be judged according to our DEEDS, what we have DONE in the flesh.
Is Jesus Christ pleased with us? What REWARD do we expect when we stand before the judgment throne of God?
May Jesus bless you.