Enter into the joy

Re: Verse reading – Deuteronomy 8:10-18; Matthew 25:14-30 (day seven)
“Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your Master.”  (Matthew 25:23)  Who is the most joyful person you know?  Is she/he active in serving others or caught up in the pursuit of leisure and self?  I think I know the answer.  When Jesus described the life of service to God and others, He did so in terms of joy.  Not burden. Joy! Not the kind that enters into me (“I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart!”) but rather a joy that I enter into by the surrender of life to the purposes of God.  We were made for good works.  (Ephesians 2:10)  So,it makes sense to me that one of the rewards of working with/for God is a deep satisfaction.  Don’t delay!  Find a place of service!  Joy will come.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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