The Greatest Story Ever Told About
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
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For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23

This is the ultimate reward that we can get for serving God.  Eternal life is not handed out lightly as
God wants those who truly want to serve him to spend eternity with him, not those who are
lukewarm and not sure.  Eternal life is what we all hope to attain.  If God were to give out eternal life
to someone who isn't really sure they want to serve him, he would be doing them a great
disservice because they would be "stuck" with him forever.  This is why we Must be sure that we
Want to spend eternity with God.  
However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has
conceived — the things God has prepared for those who love him.
 1 Corinthians 2:9

We cannot even imagine what Heaven will be like.   We are told a few things in the Bible, but very
little.   We just have to trust God that it will be awesome.  
God “will repay each person according to what they have done."  Romans 6:2

This scripture is a double edged sword.   On the one hand, those who have done evil will be judged
according to the evil they have done and those who have done good will be rewarded for the good
they have done.   We many times only think of judgment regarding this verse, but we also need to
think of reward.   For example, if you spend money to preach the gospel, God will repay you for
what you spent.   Maybe not in money, but when you stand before him what you did will be
compensated because God does not want to "owe you" anything.  So there are two ways to see
His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I
will put you in charge of many things.
 Matthew 25:21

This story is about a man giving his servants a certain amount of money and when he came back
they presented him with what they did with the money and he rewarded them accordingly.   What
we can see here is that our rewards will not necessarily be in the form of "things" but they could be
a position of greater responsibility.  
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over,
will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
 Luke 6:38

This gives us an idea of the criteria God uses to determine our rewards.  As we give, we shall
receive.  This could also refer to our attitude when giving.  
And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.  
Luke 6:33   God is not impressed when we only do good to those who are good to us.  God wants us
to take the lead and be a giver without asking or expecting anything in return.  
So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the
synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their
reward in full.
 Matthew 6:2    God is also not impressed when we want everyone to see how great
we are.  When we want to be noticed for our actions and our giving.  

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then
your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you
.  Matthew 6:6   This is how God wants
us to do things.  As unto the Lord, not for our own benefit.  He will reward us in due time when our
name comes up and we stand before him.