The Great Reward
'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!’
As we serve our Lord, we experience the joy of Christian service, the joy of being “God's fellow workers” (1 Corinthians 3:9), the joy of being involved in serving our fellow man as we teach boys, girls, men, and women. These rewards are tremendous in their own right.
But we also have the longer-term reward of being able to say with Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day.” (2 Timothy 4:7)