YOU ARE OF GREAT VALUE
Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor – 1 Corinthians 3:8
A man who was doing a house-cleaning went up to his attic to throw out old items abandoned and forgotten. While picking up the junks, he came across an old vase that he thought might be worth something. So, he took it to an antique dealer for an evaluation. He was shocked when he walked out with a check for $324,000. It turns out that the vase was a piece of 15th-century art from the Ming dynasty. And all that time it had been sitting there in his attic; dusty and forgotten.
There are people who faithfully labour behind the scenes for the Lord whom we don’t know of. But their Heavenly Father who sees them in secret will one day reward them openly. In fact, you might be one of those people. No one knows your name. No one knows what you do. But you are faithful to do what the Lord has asked you to do and strived to do the best with what He has given you.
So don’t be jealous of what someone else has. Don’t worry about what God has called someone else to do, because you won’t be judged for what someone else is called to do. And they won’t be judged for what God has called you to do. Be faithful with what God has put before you.
You may think that what you do for the Lord doesn’t have any real value. Remember that God’s value system is different from us; what may not seem valuable here may be priceless there when we stand before the Lord. So keep on doing that good work, it will be richly rewarded.
Prayer: Help me, Lord, to serve You faithfully wherever You place me.
Scriptural Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:5-17