I recently attended a dialogue on the topic of God’s Rewards.
The speaker spoke of God’s intention to Reward us when we do what He desires, if not in this lifetime, the life to come, using an impressive score of biblical references and examples.
While I do not dispute the theological suggestions, the talk left me thinking about another set of questions: What exactly is God planning to Reward His people? What would the Ultimate Reward look like, if only He could reveal a glimpse to us, right here, right now?
If God’s Rewards equal wealth, fame and treasures; good health, fruitful life and happy family…
Then, anyone regardless good or evil, that has everything going for them would seem to be in God’s favor.
Today, I got in touch with another group of people discussing about a charity program.
The questions about Rewards lingered on: What is the Reward of doing good? What are the ‘incentives’ to get people involved?
People do charity for a handful reasons; for altruism, reciprocation, and recognition.
That, or perhaps because they are already the recipients of the God-given Ultimate Reward:
Being in the position to give, to make a difference.
And not being on the receiving end.