Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Reward Is Yet To Come

...whoever would draw near to God must believe...that he rewards those who seek him.
Hebrews 11:6
There is enough to counterbalance all the inconveniences of religion; when you sit down and count the charges, you will be no losers. The difficulties of obedience, the sorrows of the cross, shall all be made up to you in this reward; and therefore let not your hearts be faint, nor your hands shake, but 'Press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,' Phil. 3:14. If it be a painful race, remember what is the crown; we run for the everlasting enjoyment of the blessed God. As we christians have the noblest work, so we have the highest motives; there is a reward, and a great reward.

-Thomas Manton, Works of Thomas Manton, Volume 14, p. 167

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