C.S. Lewis, in his book The Weight of Glory, spoke of how we as Christians must be ignorant of all the great rewards God has for those who love Him: “…If we consider…the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are halfhearted creatures…like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
Paul makes it clear in today’s text that each and every one of us will one day be rewarded for the work we did on this earth for the Kingdom of God. If only we realized the things God has prepared for those who serve Him and obey Him, we would forsake our “mud pies” and chase hard after Him and His will for our lives.
May God richly bless our study in 1 Corinthians today,