Resting Tomorrow or Borrowing Trouble?
Pastor Adrian Rogers
“Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.” Psalm 116:7
I heard of a woman who woke up her husband because she thought she heard a burglar downstairs. He went down with a flashlight and was shining it around. Sure enough, there was a burglar in their home. He said, “Hold it right there. I’ve got a gun on you.”
He picked up the phone and dialed the police. “And another thing,” he said, “Before you go, I want my wife to come down here and meet you. She’s been looking for you for 24 years.”
A lot of people are that way. They are borrowing trouble by anticipating or worrying about what may happen. What you need to do is stop looking to yesterday in guilt or anticipating tomorrow with anxiety. Simply rest in the day the Lord has given you today.
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The Coming Reward
Today brings an end to our consideration of "The Seven Cs of Soul Winning." The final "C" is the coming reward. Let me quote to you from Daniel 12:3, which says,
"Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever."
There is a coming reward for those who turn people to righteousness.
The dearest thing to God's heart is winning humanity and bringing them into His family. Nothing is more important to God. He bankrupted heaven and gave His only begotten Son to save humanity.
The Bible teaches us that there will be a reward, my friend: authority in heaven, a place in heaven, honor in heaven.
In addition to that, I want to hear, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
Someday there is going to be a joy and a fullness in heaven, but there are some who will not experience that level of joy.
The story is told that Cyrus, the king of Persia who had defeated Babylon and set the captive Jews at liberty, was walking through his garden one day with a visitor. The visitor was looking at all of the beautiful trees and shrubs and exclaimed how much pleasure the garden was giving him.
Cyrus said, "Not nearly the pleasure it gives to me for, you see, I have planted every one of these trees myself."
I think there is going to be something about being in heaven and seeing your fingerprints on people who are there because you shared, because you gave, and because you prayed. I believe there is going to be a greater joy for some because they did more for heaven while on earth than others.
There is a coming reward!
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