August 5 – You Will Get What You Deserve… Eventually

2:217 – You Will Get What You Deserve… Eventually

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You weren’t married long enough. You didn’t fill out the right form. Someone else is more qualified. You’re not eligible for this, that or the other thing.

So many times we are told no. That for some reason or another, we can what we believe we deserve.

This comes up in work, government benefits, home life, just about everything we do.

While you may not get everything you want or deserve here on earthy, you are guaranteed salvation and your spiritual inheritance through Christ.

Scripture
  • “And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 28:1-2
  • Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.Colossians 3:23-24
  • The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever.Psalm 37:29
Reflection

Life is hard. We don’t always get what we want or what we deserve. We out in the work and expect our rewards. From government programs we pay into to promotions we’ve earned to putting in our dues to that job we didn’t get, these are things we earned and deserve. But, alas we don’t always get it.

We know that through Christ we have salvation. We know that his inheritance is ours. While we want this life to be filled what we deserve, it doesn’t always work out that way. God will take care of us on this Earth, but our greatest rewards may not come into the next life.

Charge

Are you longing for what you deserve? Are you being told you aren’t eligible? Know that this isn’t a reflection of your faith. God will give you everything under the heavens in time. It may not be in the way you wanted but he will take care of you. And then the greatest rewards will be when we go home and join our Father and Lord in Heaven.

Reflection

Lord, there are many people suffering. Not knowing where their rent or food will come from as they are told they are not eligible and can’t have what they deserve. Be with them. Pour your riches on them. Remind them that we will receive our inheritance through Christ in the next world. While we may not get everything we deserve in this world, you will protect and provide for us. In your name. Amen.

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