Contributions and Rewards

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

All Israel celebrated when the ark returned to its resting place. David blessed all who were present, but he didn’t stop there. He gave everyone bread, meat, and a cake.

We can be sure that these gifts were appreciated. He was demonstrating his love for all the people, that this was an event of great importance for everyone. We can be sure that fostered a spirit of unity, and brought new levels of support for David.

This also illustrates a central Biblical principle. That all who serve God faithfully, and contribute to His Kingdom, share in the rewards. Paul described how some may get more attention but all are important and have a role to play.

And all share in the rewards.

Each of us has been given special gifts and, to function properly, all of us need to do our part. For we are all members of the same Body (1 Corinthians 12:14-17).

While all who contribute are rewarded, in fact the Bible teaches that we are rewarded in different ways, based on what we do, as individuals. What we do with the “talents” we have been given (Matthew 25:14-29).

As Paul wrote, “Each will receive his own reward according to his own labor” (1 Corinthians 3:6-8).

In your life, remember that God has given you special gifts and talents, resources available to no one else. And He has a special calling just for you. Seek to be a good steward, and faithful to His plan for You. Remember, He knows what you do, and will reward you for your faithfulness.