#7 The Desire for Reward
Posted: Tuesday, March 14th, 2017Print
About The Mystery of Discipleship Series
Jesus’ closest disciples were trusted to speak for Him and tell us His story. All are called to the mystery of discipleship, but the choice is ours.
The Pharisees invited to their banquet those who could repay them. Most of what we do is done for personal gain, yet the Lord doesn’t condemn the desire for reward. He Himself offers a reward:
Luke 14:13-14 AMP
But when you give a banquet or a reception, invite the poor, the disabled, the lame, and the blind. Then you will be blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied), because they have no way of repaying you, and you will be recompensed at the resurrection of the just (upright).
There are two rewards. The first is in this human life: enormous and obvious blessing. The second is a reward in the next life.
The next parable of Luke 14 reveals the “reward at the resurrection.”