Gratitude of the Redeemed
King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye
have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto
me. Matt. 25:40.
Every action of ours in befriending God's people will be rewarded as done
will every reaper have, when the clear, musical voice of Jesus shall be heard,
saying, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared
for you from the foundation of the world." "Enter thou into the
joy of thy lord."
is glorified because He has not died in vain. With glad, rejoicing hearts,
those who have been colaborers with God see of the travail of their soul for
perishing, dying sinners, and are satisfied. The anxious hours they have spent,
the perplexing circumstances they have had to meet, the sorrow of heart because
some refused to see and receive the things which make for their peace, are
forgotten. The self-denial they have practiced in order to support the work,
is remembered no more. As they look upon the souls they sought to win to Jesus,
and see them saved, eternally saved--monuments of God's mercy and of a Redeemer's
love--there ring through the arches of heaven shouts of praise and thanksgiving.
a heaven before us, and among its inhabitants there will be no strife. . .
greet the holy family of the redeemed, and hear the words of Christ, "Come,
ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation
of the world." We shall touch our golden harps, and heaven will ring
with rich music. We shall cast our glittering crowns at His feet, and give
glory to Him who has overcome in our behalf.
be some things here that we do not understand. Some things in the Bible may
appear to us mysterious, because they are beyond our finite comprehension.
But as our Savior leads us by the living waters, He will make clear to our
minds that which was not before clearly understood.
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