March 8, Your Reward

Today’s reading: Psalms 36-40

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun” - Psalm 37:5-6.

There is definitely a reward in store for those who serve the Lord. While your reward may delay, you cannot and should not lose sight of the fact that God does reward His people as they serve Him. Paul wrote the Colossians to encourage them to trust God and serve Him with all their heart, for there is surely a reward for those who do: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23-24). Are you keeping your eye on the prize of your reward for a job well done? What job or good work are you doing? What is the reward you are trusting the Lord to receive? Do you realize that part of your reward, perhaps even all of it, is the joy that you have when your way is committed to the Lord?