If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own? No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
Luke 16:11-12, Matthew 6:24
For, The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.
“Who has a claim against Me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to Me.”
1 Corinthians 10:26, Job 41:11
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me – God will bestow them upon me. This is the reward of what is PROMISED.
It takes both faith and endurance to inherit the PROMISES of GOD.
“I am your exceeding great reward.”
God Himself is His people’s reward!
There is nothing in this earth that compares to the glory of God.
But as it is written, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits;
then, when He comes, those who belong to Him.
1 Corinthians 15:20, 23
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood.
Then I heard a voice from heaven say,
“Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit,
“they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
Revelation 1:5, Revelation 14:13, Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak for your work shall be rewarded.
2 Chronicles 15:7
For this world is not our home and all have trespassed against the Lord. The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.
Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.
Matthew 6:12, Psalm 130:4
Which is easier: to say,
‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say,
Get up and walk’? I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then he said to the paralyzed man,
“Get up, pick up your stretcher, and go home.”
Matthew 9:5, Mathew 9:6
Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son.
“For judgment I have come into this world, so that the blind will see and those who see will become blind.”
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that He is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead.
For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising Him from the dead.
John 5:22, John 9:39, Acts 10:42, Acts 17:31
For this God is our God for ever and ever; He will be our guide even to the end.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of My hand. There is a judge for the one who rejects Me and does not accept My words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.
John 10:28, John 12:48
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, Who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17
Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.
They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were terrified, But He said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.”
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into the world,
and we can take nothing out of it.
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
1 Timothy 6:6-11
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror. James 2:19
Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
This is how demons tremble before the Most High God.
“What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”
“What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!” He shouted at the top of his voice, “What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? Swear to God that you won’t torture me!” “Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are–the Holy One of God!”
Matthew 8:29, Mark 1:24, Mark 5:7, Luke 4:34
God’s Final Word: His Son
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through Whom also He made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
So He became as much superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs.
The Son Superior to Angels
For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father”?
“I will be his Father,
and he will be my Son” ?
And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, He says,
“Let all God’s angels worship him.”
In speaking of the angels He says,
“He makes His angels spirits,
and His servants flames of fire.”
But about the Son He says,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
a scepter of justice will be the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has set You above your companions
by anointing You with the oil of joy.”
He also says,
“In the beginning, Lord, You laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But You remain the same,
and Your years will never end.”
To which of the angels did God ever say,
“Sit at My right hand
until I make Your enemies
a footstool for Your feet”?
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
The LORD will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to Sonship.
And by Him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory.
Present Suffering and Future Glory
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to Sonship, the redemption of our bodies.
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.
More Than Conquerors
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For Your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and we have a priceless inheritance–an inheritance that is kept in heaven for you, pure and undefiled, beyond the reach of change and decay. And through your faith, God is protecting you by His power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see. So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.
1 Peter 1:3-6
Now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in His sufferings in order that we may also share in His glory. Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day–and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.
Acts 20:32, Romans 8:17, 2 Timothy 4:8