Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.” – James 5:11 NKJV
The last working day of the month is usually payday; after working for 30/31 days staff expect alerts on their phones notifying them of the payment of their salaries. Employers are also aware of their duties to their employees.
There’s also payday in the kingdom of God. According to Hebrews 11:6, one very important thing God wants us to believe about Him is that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. God wants us to live every day of our lives knowing that He can be counted upon to reward everyone and everything that is done, not only in the kingdom of God, but in the entire universe. It is one of the attributes of God’s righteousness to ensure that there’s adequate and commensurate reward for every action.
So when you have served God diligently, and when you have endured whatever you passed through with the right attitude, you can always be sure of adequate compensation. God is compassionate and merciful. He gave Job twice as much as he had before his trial. Hebrews 6:10 says that “God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.”