Your Labour of Love
There are such gems of wisdom and instruction tucked away in God's word,
waiting for the Holy Spirit to reveal them at the relevant time to our
What a wonderful word from the presence of God's mercy!
Here, in a nutshell is shown how we shall inherit the promises.
For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth
forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from
God: But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is
nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. But, beloved, we are
persuaded better things of you, and
things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. For God is
not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed
toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full
assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers
of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
We have works of charity because we love God.
We don't do the works because this is our ticket into heaven; we already
have our ticket, through faith in Lord Jesus Christ who is our surety before
God the Father.
The works are done because we want to do them and also with the hope of
His smile that we shall each see on that day.
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater,
he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying
I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained
the promise. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation
is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly
to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed
it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was
impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have
fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope
we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth
into that within the veil; Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even
Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue
by reason of death: But this man, because he continueth ever, hath
an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the
uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession