God Will Reward You Exceedingly
In Genesis 15:1, we read:
“After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”” (Genesis 15:1 NKJV)
“Your exceedingly great reward!” When God rewards a man on the basis of grace, the reward is not just great; it is exceedingly great!
In Hebrews 11, in speaking of the man who pleases God, the Holy Spirit described two outstanding characteristics of this man’s faith. Firstly, he comes to God believing with unshakable confidence God exists and equally so, that God is a rewarder of all those who diligently seek Him.
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV)
According to this verse, it is impossible to please God unless we believe He is a rewarder of all those who diligently seek Him. A faith that does not embrace God as One who graciously rewards those who diligently seek Him can never please Him because it denies the revelation God has given of Himself. It robs God of some of His glory and limits our ability to partake of His goodness fully. Why do that to God and to yourself!
As proof God rewards those who diligently seek Him, Hebrews 11:5 draws our attention to Enoch. God rewarded him for seeking him in faith by translating him from earth to heaven, so that he did not taste death at all. Now, that’s an “exceedingly great reward!” But God recorded this for our benefit. It is here to build our faith in Him as a rewarder and to show us how far He is prepared to go to reward us, as well, and bless our works as we seek Him diligently by faith.
Now, keep in mind that God does not reward us on the basis of law, justice, or fairness. He rewards us on the basis of love, mercy and grace. Therefore, His rewards will always be far more than we deserve. Neither are they “payments” of debts He owes us for services rendered because He owes us nothing.
No, His rewards are gifts given to us freely to encourage and support the development of habits in our lives that glorify Him and are good for us and for others. It’s similar to what a father may do to encourage his child to become an avid reader. He buys him more books and adds some other treats as “rewards” to encourage his child to keep reading. In this case, the “reward” is not the repayment of a debt the father owes the child. Nor anything the father is legally required to do. It’s simply an expression of the father’s love and desire to see his child experience the benefits of being an avid reader. And so it is with God.
Our Heavenly Father stands ready to reward our walk and work of faith exceedingly, in order to encourage and support your habit of diligently seeking Him. His rewards will take many different forms, but they will always be for our good and for His glory. They will include temporal blessings and favor, but the greatest rewards will be eternal. That’s why, ultimately, God’s greatest reward to us will be Himself and will consist of the increased revelation we will receive of Him and His fuller manifestation of Himself in and through us.
Child of God, remember God has promised to reward you exceedingly for seeking Him diligently. So, let the faith you possess in the reality of God’s presence in your life and in His promise to reward any man or woman who seeks Him diligently, motivate you, like it did Enoch, to walk with God daily. In Jesus Name, amen!