Unless you were born into wealth, you can expect to have absolutely NOTHING if you are not willing to get up and work for it! And likewise, we can’t expect to partake of the wealth of the Lord if we are not willing to do our share of GOOD WORKS for Him. Now Romans 8:16-17 (New King James Version) tells us we are “joint heirs” with Jesus Christ; meaning the same riches, honor, and glory that God has given Him, we also have access to it too! However, these scriptures also tell us that we MUST SUFFER with Christ if we want to be GLORIFIED with Him.
Now your SUFFERING may be putting in some hard work and having sleepless nights; or your SUFFERING may be showing love to others who don’t love you back. Then it could be getting lied on or talked about even as you continue to do what’s right. However, either way you will be putting in some type of WORK-you’ll be doing SOMETHING!
Whether its EARTHLY riches or ETERNAL riches, we’ve got to put in some WORK to get it! Proverbs 19:15 even tells us, “Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.” Now I believe this could be physical hunger or even SPIRITUAL hunger. So don’t be lazy. Things don’t just fall out of the sky-you’ve got to DO something to GET something!
Now there’s much work in the Lord to be done. So get up; DO something!…Let’s WORK IT!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.