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Unclaimed Rewards

January 19

  "Shall I go ... And Pharaoh's daughter said to her, go. ..."       Exodus 2:7-8

"Where in fear have you not gone in faith for GOD?"




What a blessing, what a reward!  This mother was awaiting the imminent death of her child, only then to discover that faith works, and have her child return to her arms.  Doubt stands at the crossroads of decision; and it is there that either fear or faith will win our heart.  The former questions your motives and impugns GOD'S character; the latter follows with unequivocal courage.  "But without faith it is impossible to please HIM: for he that cometh to GOD must believe that HE is, and that HE is a rewarder of them that diligently seek HIM."  Faith may go, or faith may stay, but at the end of the day, faith will always obey. 

"Esteeming the reproach of CHRIST greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward."  Moses learned well the lessons of faith from his mother; and would grow up to turn his back on the world, and his face toward the promised land.  How many of us though rob ourselves of the reward GOD has in store by failing to fill the ark and leave it in the flags of HIS sure and tender care?  How vast must be the refuse of unclaimed rewards behind the Service Counter of saving grace?  There its mass is constantly expanding, compiled of those who refuse HIS every offer and forfeit faith's every recompense.  "But seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and HIS righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."   The formula remains unchanged by the eons of time, in spite of the post modern Church of Narcissism so prevalent about us; which seeks only the reward while shunning HIS righteousness.   

"Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for US? Then said I, here am I; send me.  And HE said, go ..."  It may not be simple coincidence that 'go' is the first two letters of both GOD and gospel.  Regardless though, "go" is essential to obedient faith and its commensurate reward.  Where in fear have you not gone in faith for GOD?  It is there that your reward awaits to be claimed. 

"And Moses said unto the people, fear not: for GOD is come to prove you, and that HIS fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not."

For Love of Country
Charles Milton Stine (1882-1954)
(Director of Research, Dupont Co.)
"The world about us, far more intricate than any watch, filled with checks and balances of a hundred varieties, marvelous beyond even the imagination of the most skilled scientific investigator, this beautiful and intricate creation, bears the signature of its CREATOR, graven in its works."

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