13th February 2015
‘We are anxious that you keep right on loving others as long as life lasts, so that you will get your full reward.’ Hebrews 6:11 (LB)
God wants to do some great things in our lives to prepare us for eternity. If He wanted you in heaven right now, you’d be there. He is continuing His work within us, and much of what He wants to do can only be done as we love one another. When we love others, we look to their interests, doing what’s best for them. In the midst of our love for others, God is working ‘behind the scenes’, doing something great within our hearts: making us more like His Son.
Most of the accomplishments and success this world has to offer will disappear at the end of time, but our character will last forever. How we live now will have real consequences in eternity. The quality of our love toward other believers will be rewarded. The Bible says loving others will turn into eternal rewards.
There is so much more than the present: we have the hope of eternity in heaven, worshipping God along with the rest of his family.
Question to consider
Why do you think how we love others here on earth will be connected to our heavenly reward?
Lord, help me to keep on loving others today, tomorrow and the rest of my life.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King’s Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.