13 Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.”
“Yes,” says the Spirit, “let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!”
Are you laboring?
Working hard to give God glory?
Are you actively engaged in the daily work and war of faith in God’s righteousness for you in Jesus?
If your life is defined now by rest and leisure there remains no rest for you on the flipside.
You have your reward like a man boasting of his generosity to God. The applause of men is his aim and men turn and look as he shouts his own praises. He has his reward. The same can be said for the one who worships comfort and rest and centers their life around doing the most comfortable thing for themselves that they can imagine. They have their reward.
But those who trust in God’s rest and desire to sit down only when in His presence will in this lifetime labor and toil and work hard; and our works will follow us to our reward: Jesus.
We will have the aim of our efforts.
He is happy to give Himself to us forever.
Do we want Him?
Do you want Him?
Does your day testify that what you want most is your best life later?