A Great Reward

“And when those came who were hired about the 11th hour they each received a denarius.  But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more, and they likewise received each a denarius.”  Matthew 20:9-10

I have many loved ones I long to see receive the same reward as I will, even if they wait until the 11th hour.

Thank You, Jesus, that we don’t receive our reward by the length of our work, but by the depth of Your grace.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Not Our Job

Our reward
is great
whether we’re
early or late.
It’s no
business of ours
to keep track
of the miles and hours.

23 Comments

  1. a reward is waiting
    for those who will come in.
    that is amazing!
    🙂

  2. Amen. Not our business at all.

    Thanks much. May this be the realization of all who serve Him. We are commanded to go and tell, not to issue rewards 🙂

    Blessings,
    ann

  3. Deb, That was simply awesome! I love the parable of the workers, and you brought a whole new insight to it. I love the thought that we don’t receive our reward by the length of our work, but by the depth of His grace! This was very encouraging to me today. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  4. Oh how He loves us! 🙂

  5. Thank you Ann, for the blessing of that comment! I would do better to just serve and let Him be the boss. 🙂

  6. I was thinking of you Linda, and your post too, about the lost. And our heart cries for them. And Jim’s about how we don’t have to necessarily do all we think to be saved. God bless you and your love for Him and us!

  7. Great observation!
    None are worthy of it anyway.
    Good stuff,thanks

  8. Great realization! We just slip into thinking we should get something for what we do . . .instead of remembering all He did and does for us. 🙂 Thank you!

  9. awesome – short (I’m never concise), pointed, piercing, oh – and,

    “we don’t receive our reward by the length of our work, but by the depth of Your grace.”

    amen

    just amen

  10. P.S.

    “we don’t receive our reward by the length of our work, but by the depth of Your grace.”

    That was so tweetable I had to do it

    I had to add a word so people would get the context – hope you don’t mind, the tweet was this:

    “We don’t receive our [heavenly] reward by the length of our work, but by the depth of Your grace.” (Deb Feller)

    – inspired 🙂

  11. I love this and it’s so true. I was in a discussion the other day with a not-so-close- friend who said she thought there were degrees (levels)in heaven that coincided with how long you were a Christian on earth. (Crazy stuff I know… anyway!) I ask her about the denarius story~ and she didn’t have much to say! It’s ALL about grace!! Whether we are saved a minute before we die, or have been saved since we were 4 years-old, it’s all about grace! I have loved ones too that I sure come in under the 11th hour~ I pray that it will be so! Thanks for today’s subject! Hugs!

  12. This can be a tough battle… glory to God that we are rewarded as well for storing our treasures in Heaven.

  13. You are so gracious and kind. 🙂 It’s all for Him and from Him, so tweet away. 🙂

  14. Peggy, I had someone ask me about that too! I couldn’t think of anything to support it . . .but I didn’t think of this either. I love grace . . .and need oodles of it! Thank you so much for adding depth in your comments!

  15. “Thank You, Jesus, that we don’t receive our reward by the length of our work, but by the depth of Your grace”

    Well said, Deb, and amen to that 🙂

  16. We know where your sweet heart is, Manda! And you are a treasure right here on earth. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by today. You bless me!

  17. Thank you, Loren, for your amen! 🙂 I didn’t realize when I wrote that, that it would resonate with others the way it has. But Jesus must have! So thankful for His grace and for you!

  18. Hey, how come you’ve gotten so many comments while I’ve gotten only… — ; )

    What a beautifully prudent, pithy, and lyrical poem.

  19. Those comments are comin’ . . .I just know it! ha! I think the comment fairy landed here today. I’ll send her on to you, okay? 🙂

  20. I like this Debbie- as one said, very concise and could be construed as a march- March on for God! He leads us, yes indeed!

    Thanks for coming over to my site! I have been here many days and nights reading, but my computer locks up when it over heats. I must go get a lift for it, so it does not sit on the table or my lap…busy busy!

    Chef E
    http://tmi-chef.blogspot.com/

  21. “Thank You, Jesus, that we don’t receive our reward by the length of our work, but by the depth of Your grace.”

    I believe this is the second time in about a week that you have made statement that was so moving that I find myself wanting to memorize it. The poem was great, too. You must be having some really special quiet time with the Lord! 🙂

  22. Oh Theresa . . .I love how you know where this comes from. 🙂 It gets addictive, that time with Him, but in a good way. More like life sustaining! God bless you!

  23. Sorry about your computer! You must be working too hard, that’s why it’s happening! How is the writing going???? Praying for you!


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