Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | June 12, 2018

“He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”

Today’s devotion comes from Matthew 19:27-30.

“Then Peter said to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You;  what then will there be for us?”  And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life.  But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.”  Matthew 19:27-30.

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“And 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 seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6.

The disciples had faith, believing that Jesus was “a rewarder of those who seek Him”.

And Jesus was indeed a rewarder, enthusiastically encouraging His disciples by all the rewards He told them that they would receive.

And yet, we do not currently possess nor even fully understand all the rewards.  We must continue to have faith.  In the eyes of the world, we may seem like we are in last place.  But, Jesus used the description of the disciples sitting on the twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, to encourage His disciples (including us) that they would be first.


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