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“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to reward each one as his work deserves” (Revelation 22:12).

Some say that it is not fair that one would receive more than another.  First, we are all saved by grace, apart from works of the law.  Salvation is a gift Christ alone gives.  But think about it this way: do we not reward one who has studied and does a more difficult job with more money?  The worker at a fast-food place does not earn what a doctor earns.  Did man invent this equity, or is this a reflection of God’s righteousness?

Lord, You have given me things to do and You expect the servant to serve the Master.  Let me not behave as one of the filthy wicked ones who do wrong thinking they are safe because they give You lip service.  Help me to do the work You give me to do as a response to the grace You freely gave me.  It is not meritorious, but faithfulness for which I shall be rewarded.  Being faithful then is what is important.

Guide me this day Lord Jesus so that I would learn from You what it means to be faithful.  In Your goodness, help me to know that in You I have true hope.  Also help me to realize that there are things You have created that, in faithfulness, I need to do.  Help me to not be distracted by the world, but to be filled with You so that I do the things You have given me to do this day faithfully.  Amen.