Wisdom and Glory
“The wise shall inherit glory…”
There is a reward for the wise. Not only is there is an inheritance laid up in eternity, but upon those who walk in the fear of the Lord His glory rests now. To some eternity is something future, in the distance. To those who live in Christ, eternity has already begun.
When Christ is alive and reigning within, we are to be aware that eternal life has already begun.
“And this is the record,
that God hath given to us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son”
1 John 5:11
“Hath given” is past tense. Too many impoverished Christians are waiting for a future time while ignoring the substance and reality of the Christ within today. At this very moment, we are offered His power to permeate our life. Too many remain in uneventful Christian living. How can one declare they hold the creator of the universe within yet live an uninspired life? Each new day is part of His plan to teach us to be sensitive to His leading and promptings. His rewards are proportional to our involvement with Him. The wise understand the eternal ramifications of how they live each day. The wise give heed to their walk, spending their time and energy serving the One who is worthy of ALL Glory.
The Parable of the Minas
Consider the Parable of the Minas. The faithful ones were intent and involved in the mina given; they did not treat it with disdain or regard it lightly.
“The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.’ “He said to him, ‘Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’
The wise servant’s inheritance began here on earth! It was in his faithfulness here that his eternal rewards were already being increased. Too many linger in faithless inactivity assuming belief will insure them the same reward as the diligent. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus was constantly drawing parallels between the faithful and the unfaithful and the wise and the unwise.
“Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth, I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.”
SEE: The Day of Reckoning