The perfect reward is life eternal.
After that, does anything else truly matter?
Simple answer: yes. My friends, we can harp and complain all day long about people’s lack in faith, thinking over the simplicity we see in Christianity. We skip over the hurting, the doubting, and the blatant disbelief and scoff away at them. Our focus remains straight, we remain narrow, and we chose the easiest way on the widest road.
But let’s get back to the hurting, the doubting and the disbelief. We can’t just walk right on by unaffected and without thought as to how the Lord made those people in His image. Their reward may be the very same as ours but wrapped in a different package. Maybe we’re the ones who are suppose to be gift wrapping the beauty that these souls are missing.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 NIV
This is good news, the perfect reward. Why would we want to hoard this behind our gated paths? This is when we need to go out, change hearts, shake up nations, and break chains.
Life is really a breeze for the majority. We live lives of ease. We don’t really see the hardships through our western glasses or the needs of the masses. Break these chains of comfort and step out.
Your path can remain clear of thorns and bristles, but the path to life can take turns and allow for breaks in paved trail. The reward includes those you share this gift with. Life eternal. Extend this forward, and hang on to the hand the reaches for it.