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Rewards in Heaven

You can’t take it with you.

But you can send it on ahead.

The Bible is clear in its teaching that no one can earn heaven through good works:
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…” (Titus 3:5). Neither are we saved by faith and works: “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified” (Galatians 2:16). Salvation is by faith alone: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).

Equally clear is the truth that the saved can lay up rewards in heaven through faithful service for Christ. And these rewards may be the most underrated possible possessions in the universe.

One of the shocks of heaven will be the revelation of what really should have counted on earth. Riches here compared to rewards there will seem unimportant. We will wonder at our folly and the lack of wisdom in our present priorities.

We must lay down riches here to lay them up in heaven.

Interest rates here will seem small compared to God’s hundredfold paid in heaven. Where are your investments?

Heaven’s dividends are eternal.

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