God is Debtor to No Man
16 August 2017 | By Vinod Salve
Jesus had handpicked twelve disciples, 14 Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, 15 Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, 16 Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor (Luke 6:14-16).
I have always wondered why the Bible does not mention the great works of all the disciples. I believe since they were chosen by Jesus Himself, they may have also healed many sick, driven out many demons and raised many dead; and gone through persecution. But God did not forget them, according to Revelation 21:14 their fame is reserved for Heaven, with their names on the 12 foundations of God’s Heavenly city.
This brings out two beautiful thoughts…
→ A true disciple does not require worldly appreciation; they work for the Kingdom of Heaven and always focus on the glory that is beyond the natural; because their reward comes from Heaven (Mathew 5:12).
→ Man may forget your work or fail to appreciate you; but God is no man’s debtor. Whatever we sow in the Kingdom of God, He will always credit the net profit in your account with extra bonus.
As a disciple, if you feeling less appreciated or unnoticed. Dust that thought of and tell yourself your reward comes from Heaven, exceedingly, abundantly more than you can imagine or think of.
So lift your chin up and put your game face on.