Not to me only: 2 Timothy 4.8 VOTD

“Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day—and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing.”

2 Timothy 4.8

At life’s end, the apostle Paul fully expects his eternal reward from Christ. He knows it is available to all, not only to a special class of people. He connects receiving it with Christ’s return, not with his impending death.

“Set their affection” is literally “love.” How do we show our love for Jesus’ appearing again?

#hope #reward #VOTD

The Bible declares—twice—that God is ‘deceptive’

We teach our children the prayer, “God is good, God is great.”  How about we include in that prayer, “God is deceptive”? The Bible declares it not once, but twice. Continue reading

#character-of-god, #faithfulness-of-god, #god, #psalms, #reward

The people of Israel believed in the Lord…

The people of Israel believed in the Lord and His two messengers (Moses and Aaron), but as the evidence of affliction arose the belief turned to doubt and lack of direction (Exodus 4:31, 5:20-21). Moses was very discouraged, but the Lord told him to press on. He did. In the Lord’s time the people of Israel were redeemed from Egyptian bondage. LESSON: in the Lord’s time and by His direction redemption, recovery, remission, and reward results.

#recovery, #redemption, #remission, #reward