The other day I was thinking about the verse, Romans 6:23…. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” . Well, I started thinking, if the wages of doing work for the devil, “sin”, is death, what is the wages of doing work for God….
My first thought was, the wages of working for God must be Enternal Life, because what can be better than that. But then after reading the verse again, I found out I was wrong. The wages of sin is death, but the “Gift” of God is Enternal Life…. right there it says that Enternal Life is not a wage, but a gift. That is one awesome gift! I just can’t begin to imagine what God’s wages are, but John 15:7 says,
“If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, you will ask for what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”
Just repeating that verse, I know that if I abide in God, and His words abide in me, then He will give me my heart’s desire, and I can ask Him for anything and it will be done for me. That’s awesome to think about too. Now abiding in God is what we are supposed to do in life, and if we do just that, God will give us our hearts desire. I can go on so many tangents just using this one verse, and completely get off the subject I was on, but I believe that God’s wages are absolutely amazing. I think I’d rather work for God than the devil anyday. He pays better! I believe its not just Heavenly Riches, but earthly riches also. Now I am going to give an example of something I thought of.
Let’s just say there are two people whose jobs are digging holes… this is the best I could come up with…. well one of the guys uses a shovel and digs, while the other uses a large tractor and digs. Well, the one who uses a shovel – his work is probably much harder than the one who uses the tractor, but the one that uses the tractor – his wages are probably much higher than the one who uses the shovel.
Well, most likely the one who uses the tractor once started off his job using a shovel, but as he worked harder and harder, he probably got promoted, and his wages went up, and his job actually got easier.
Ok, now saying all this, here is my point. If we can use the tools we have now for God, such as our hands and mouth as shovels, digging to help others out of the mud. Then God might promote us, meaning the wages we make, will go up. And if we keep putting all that we make with our wages God gives us back into helping others more and more, and buying better equiment, like we would a tractor, then the higher our wages might get. God wants to Bless you, but you must do work before you get your wages, so you need to learn how to use the tools you have now. So get busy and you’ll soon start getting paid.
If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, you will ask for what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23