Genesis 15:1 NKJV
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
What is the greatest reward you have ever received? The dictionary defines a reward as a thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement. So, I ask again, what is the greatest reward and recognition you have ever received? Many of us have displayed certificates or trophies given as rewards in recognition to what we have achieved in our offices or homes and we do not shy away from showing them to people and telling them the story or our great rewards. Now those rewards are good but they are only temporal because they will not last forever.
Now think about this, God is all powerful all knowing and He can do anything meaning He can reward us with things that no man can ever even conceive in their minds to reward us with but yet that is not the ultimate reward He gives us. Just like He told Abraham, He, God himself is our exceedingly great reward. Can you imagine God being your reward? He has given Himself to us through Jesus our Redeemer and He is our great reward. No wonder He promised never to leave us nor forsake us. Just like the certificates and trophies we love to display, more so should we display God our banner not just in our homes but over our lives for all to see that we belong to Him and He belongs to us. He is our reward.
This then means that what He has and what is in Him is also part of our reward. Trying to think about that and to comprehend it blows the fuses in my head because that’s way too much to understand and break down.
God is your reward and He compensates over and above what any human being can do. Best of all,He is a reward that is eternal. Now that’s the real blessing. Serve Him diligently no matter the challenges you may face keep your eyes on your exceedingly great reward.
What’s the greatest reward you have ever received and what did it take to get it?
When God says He is your exceedingly great reward, what does that mean to you.
Knowing this, what then is the service and effort you desire to put into your relationship with God?