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‘Eternal Rewards’ by Randy Alcorn #LAFruits Devotional

Reading: Joel 1, Psalm 12
@thelafamily August 16


Eternal Rewards

God grants us rewards for generous giving: “Go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven” (Matthew 19:21).
Jesus is keeping track of our smallest acts of kindness: “If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward” (Matthew 10:42).

God is keeping a record of all we do for Him, including our giving: “ A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name” (Malachi 3:16).
Imagine a scribe in heaven recording each of your gifts on that scroll. The bike you gave to the neighbor kid, the books to prisoners, the monthly checks to the church, missionaries, and pregnancy center — all are being chronicled. Scrolls are made to be read. I look forward to hearing your giving stories and meeting those touched by what you gave.

Jesus said, “if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?” (Luke 16:11-12). If you handle His money faithfully, Christ will give you true riches — eternal ones.

By clinging to what isn’t ours, we forego the opportunity to be granted ownership in heaven. But by generously distributing God’s property on earth, we will become property owners in heaven!

Prayer: Father, help me to continue to lay my treasures at your feet. Give me grace not to be weary in well doing in Jesus name. Amen.

The above is an excerpt from ‘The Treasure Principle’ by Randy Alcorn. To download, please click here