Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
We will all receive a reward and reap what we sow.
One of the mysterious questions that man asks himself is why it seems that there are evil people who have more and receive more. There are good people who seem to have more bad times and more difficulties than those who do the wrong thing.
The answer to that question makes us take a look into the eternal and think with that perspective in mind. The reality is that the Bible promises that one day we will all receive based on our actions.
Even here on earth, there is a law of sowing and reaping. He who sows good seed receives good fruit. He who sows bad seed will reap bad fruit. But sometimes, humanly speaking and here on earth, that truth doesn’t seem to work.
That is why the believer does not focus on what happens here on earth. We must remember that although on earth our actions do not bear good fruit, our final home and the joy of it is already assured. There in glory, we will receive rewards for our good actions and we will lose rewards for our bad actions.
But the most incredible thing is that the greatest reward, being in heaven for eternity, was given to us by the action of our perfect Master. The wicked will ultimately receive his reward by being separated from God forever.
For this reason, let us encourage ourselves today to “not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Remember that at the end of the day we will receive a reward, but we do not do good for the reward but because our goal is to please the Rewarder.