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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • The Trinity: Your Exceedingly Great Reward
    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
    The Lord God is your Exceedingly Great Reward; when you get to Heaven, He will give you spiritual treasures that He is holding for you. But it’s not money or jewels you’ll receive; the Lord is your treasure. “In Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Abraham fought a battle for the sake of righteousness (Genesis 14:1-16), yet he refused to take the earthly treasures that were rightfully his (Genesis 14:17-24). Abraham received a reward greater than gold or silver. He enjoyed the happiness of Divine presence; the Lord was his reward. People on Earth strive for gold to make them happy, but they don’t realize that the greatest happiness of all is found in the presence of God. If your life is empty, let the Lord fill it with His presence.
    Lord, I confess I am empty. Fill me with Your presence. Let me experience Your goodness today.
    The Lord God is your Exceedingly Great Reward. Once you fix your love on Him, your money will have new meaning. You will get joy from donating to many righteous causes. All your work for the Lord will bring you greater pleasures, because you’ll glorify Him in all you do. You won’t use all your energy pursuing pleasures; you’ll do the Lord’s will, which will bring you the greatest happiness of all.
    Lord, show me the path of life, and give me fullness of joy in Your presence. Let me find pleasures forevermore at Your right hand. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Genesis 15:1-7
    The Lord God is the greatest source of reward and happiness in life.