Revelation 22.12-13, records, Yes, I’m on my way! I’ll be there soon! I’m bringing my payroll with me. I’ll pay all people in full for their life’s work. I’m A to Z, the First and the Final, Beginning and Conclusion.
God has a payroll and He pays His people for their life’s work. Haven’t we already been paid for our work? Indeed, we have been paid for the work we have done for men. This is why men work, to receive their pay in order to have and do the things they really want.
Some are rewarded richly for they have worked hard and worked well at that which pays well for their effort. Others are rewarded modestly for they have either worked poorly or the work they chose does not reward its workers well. God is not planning to pay a second time for work we have been paid for once.
The work God pays for is the work that lasts forever. The work God pays wages for is the work that helped build His kingdom upon earth as it is in heaven. The work God pays for is the work that had its focus upon the will of God for the glory of God. What is the work God pays for?
The work of God is this: to know Him and Jesus Christ Whom He has sent to be the Savior of the world. The work God pays for is the work of identifying ourselves with Jesus in order to win men to Jesus. The work God pays wages for is the work done by God’s people as ambassadors for Christ, those who accepted their role as the means by which God made His appeal to humanity for reconciliation to Jesus Christ.
God’s wages pay eternal dividends worth eternal reward in the eternal kingdom of God. Those who have faithfully embraced overcoming the world by the word of their testimony, who have labored as fishers of men in the world where every person needs a Savior, will receive God’s wages.
Where do we want to live best? Here for a short time, or on the new earth for all time? To receive God’s highest wages we must live as Jesus did. What did Jesus do? He came to seek and save the lost.
Those who make obedience to God’s commission to make disciples of all nations will receive God’s highest payout on that day when He rewards every person for the work they have done in this life.