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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Most scholars believe the Apostle wrote this letter to Jewish Christians living in Jerusalem. He wanted them to endure through the persecution they were experiencing. He told them God was a just God and would not forget all of their labor for the Lord. What he was saying was that they are all working for “The Heavenly Reward.”
Why would the Apostle tell them that God would remember them? He was talking about eternity. Certainly, there is the blessing of the Lord on this side of heaven but what about Christians who have paid the ultimate price of suffering and martyrdom? This passage is an eternal promise. It’s not about just our 70 or 80 years on earth. It’s more about eternity. Remember that whatever you do as a believer, it is being done for the glory of God, and God will remember you. The thief hanging in the cross next to Jesus begged for mercy, and Jesus said, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” What was He saying? He was saying, “Today, when we pass over (death), I will remember you in heaven.” God doesn’t forget. God is just. Yes, He’s keeping score. I’m not loving just to love. I’m not serving just to serve. I don’t believe that when we die, there’s nothing. No! I’m believing and living and working for “My Heavenly Reward.”
I’m not praying to the ceiling this AM. I’m praying to my loving, living, Savior who hears me when I pray. I’m serving You with all of me because I believe You will remember me, on the side where You hear my prayer this AM. Amen