(He Doesn’t Forget Your Labour Of Love)
TO THE BIBLE: Luke 5:1-3
“So it was, as the multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God, that He stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two boats standing by the lake; but the fishermen had gone from them and were washing their nets. Then He got into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, and asked him to put out a little from the land. And He sat down and taught the multitudes from the boat.”
Peter and his company had just returned from a fruitless all-night fishing expedition. His decision to oblige the Master the use of his boat wasn’t an easy one; he had to jettison his disappointment and exhaustion in order to help the Master propagate His message. After Jesus preached to the crowd from Peter’s boat, He asked Peter to launch out into the deep for a great catch. Peter obeyed and caught a great multitude of fish, such that he had to call out to his partners to help him haul them in. What a miracle!
What sacrifices have you made for the sake of the gospel? It could be your time, money, or some relationships you gave up; whatever it is, God hasn’t forgotten. And your blessing isn’t deferred until you get to heaven; it’s for you to enjoy here on earth. Peter didn’t receive his harvest of fishes in heaven; he got it here on earth. Know that your reward isn’t far ahead, and be confidently assured that God will reward you in due time, for He doesn’t forget your labour of love! The Bible says, “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Hebrews 6:10). Everything you do or sacrifice for the sake of the gospel is not only recorded (Malachi 3:16), the Lord also rewards you for it.
Matthew 10:42; Matthew 19:29
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word that is working in me mightily. Now I know that my service in the Kingdom is not in vain! Therefore, with renewed vigour and commitment, I pledge myself today for greater service in the House of God, and passionately seek the expansion of our Kingdom, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Romans 9:1-29, Psalms 74-77
Ephesians 6:10-20, Isaiah 57
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