You walk into a business and see a notice taped to the window. There’s a picture of the cure little dog and the words “lost” and “reward”.
As you leave the store and drive home you are surprised to see a dog running loose that amazingly favors the one you saw on the window.
You stop and gently speak to the little dog. It wags his tail and slowly comes to you. You pick up the dog and place him in your lap. He licks you and happily settles down while you drive home.
You call the number you saw on the poster in the window. The owner meets you, thanks you over and over and wants to give you $50 for finding the dog.
You hesitate to take it but the owner insists! It is your reward.
Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Abram was definitely a man of faith. But even people of faith can have those moments of doubt. God assurance to Abram –
Gen 15:1 “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
God, Himself, is your reward.
He rewards with forgiveness. Eph 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
He rewards with salvation. Rom 10:9-1o if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
He rewards with eternal life. 1 John 2:25 And this is the promise that He has promised us — eternal life.
Abba, I found You and I am rewarded. YES&AMEN