“He’s gone to his eternal reward.”
Sounds great, doesn’t it? The phrase is mentally soothing. . .emotionally comforting and spiritually authoritative.
The phrase is the religious way of saying that someone has gone to heaven.
I am not minimizing the ultimate reward we receive as a born-again Child of God. . .the privilege, honor and blessing of being able to spend eternity in His presence. In fact, I’m blessed beyond measure to be going.
However, there are seven reasons why our reward is more than a one-way trip to heaven.
1. If you give to or do for others. . .you will be paid for it. . .that’s your immediate reward.
Mark 9:41 says: