Saturday, June 7, 2014

Exceeding Rewards

Matthew 5:12  "Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven..."

SC 21  "Oh, let us contemplate the amazing sacrifice that has been made for us!  Let us try to appreciate the labor and energy that Heaven is expending to reclaim the lost, and bring them back to the Father's house.  Motives stronger, agencies more powerful, could never be brought into operation; the exceeding rewards for right doing, the enjoyment of heaven, the society of the angels, the communion and love of God and His Son, the elevation and extension of all our powers throughout eternal ages--are these not mighty incentives and encouragements to urge us to give the hearts loving service to our Creator and Redeemer?
     And, on the other hand, the judgments of God pronounced against sin, the inevitable retribution, the   degradation of our character, and the final destruction, are presented in God's word to warn us against the service of Satan.
     Shall we not regard the mercy of God?  What more could He do?  Let us place ourselves in right relation to Him who has loved us with amazing love.  Let us avail ourselves of the means provided for us that we may be transformed into His likeness, and be restored to fellowship with the ministering angels, to harmony and communion with the Father and the Son."

All I can say to this quotation is 'Lord help us to keep looking to you for our salvation.  Grandma Joan

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