Phil Rehburg, a lay leader at Risen King, has his own ministry dealing with Soul Care. He’s an author and speaker who is willing to share his thoughts with us. He will also be at Encounter as one who you can connect with if you would like to. Read his thoughts about heavenly rewards.
Posted by: Phil Rehberg
When we think about our blessings in heaven we usually think about the immense pleasure of just being in God’s presence and enjoying his love. We may not think so much about the rewards God will give because that seems too self-focused. Moreover, how much good is a reward compared to being directly in God’s presence with Jesus? In Bernard of Clairvaux’s (b. 1090 – d. 1153) famous work On Loving God he says that “God is not loved without reward, although he should be loved without regard for one” (Sec. 6.17). Bernard rates loving God for the rewards as only the second of four levels of loving God.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” –Matthew 6:18-20
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