Sunday, March 27, 2011

For Personal Thought

In my weekly Bible study class, there will be the occasional question marked “for personal thought.”  The question from last week’s lesson really hit home.

We are studying the book of Revelation.  In chapter 20, we are learning about Christ’s reign on the earth during the millennium.  The saints will be serving during that time on the earth.  The personal question was, “If your position of authority in Christ’s kingdom will be in proportion to your faithfulness in service today, how much responsibility will you have?” 

I responded that honestly, I don’t know.  I wasted too many years where my focus was outward and striving for the praises of men.  I’ve been self focused and had tainted motives.  Thankfully, the Lord is patient and helping me to grow.  I love Him more and trust Him more and desire to obey Him more. 

I don’t know what responsibilities the Lord will give me based on me being a faithful servant. 

But I do know this, that I trust Him to judge rightly and reward me accordingly.  I also know that He didn’t give me what I do deserve for my sin.  Instead He laid the punishment for all my sin on Jesus Christ.  Thank You Lord!

3 comments:

Ken said...

Yes, Thank you Jesus. Because of my sin, I do not even deserve to be there to have any responsibility. But because of Jesus, I will serve Him for ever!

Kerrie said...

Hi Susan, Pleased to meet you. A great question you have there for personal thought and reflection.

Like you, I would honestly have to say I don't know.

I agree 10% "But I do know this, that I trust Him to judge rightly and reward me accordingly. I also know that He didn’t give me what I do deserve for my sin. Instead He laid the punishment for all my sin on Jesus Christ. Thank You Lord!"

Blessings, Kerrie

susanwalkergirl said...

Dear Ken and Kerrie,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Ken, I agree with you...I don't deserve to be there. Praise God that He does not deal with us according to our inequity. Thank You Jesus for paying all my sin debt on that cross.

Kerrie, please to meet you too. When I read your response it stuck me that there would have been a time in my life where I would have been concerned about being rewarding. But now...it just matters that I will get to be in heaven our our Lord and Savior, our Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit and all the saints.

Just think we will have an eternity to get to know people. Some days I can hardly wait.

Blessing in Christ Kerri and Ken.

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