I’ve been thinking about our “working relationship” with the Creator after reading this (link). Here’s what I’ve come up with:
1. None of us can work our way into Heaven. It would be like a minimum wage employee trying to “work off” a debt they had incurred by embezzling millions of dollars from their company.
2. Without the forgiveness of Jesus, we don’t qualify to “work for” God.
3. God does expect us to work hard and be “profitable” with what he gives us to work with.
4. God rewards faithful service with greater responsibility…
With all those facts in mind maybe we should stop working and “hoping” to get through the “pearly gates”. Maybe instead we should try to become so involved with God’s kingdom plan here on earth that when we die we walk right up to the “employee entrance” of heaven…looking forward to the new responsibilities and rewards God has for us.
That’s my “eternity plan”…What’s yours?
21 “The master was full of praise. ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together! Mattew 25:21 nlt