Blessed Are The Peacemakers - Since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:24 NIV
When we do good for others, being nice and showing the Truth of God in love, we do so not really for the people, but for God! That may not sound right, and it may not sound loving, but it is the Truth! We don’t love others because they deserve love. We don’t witness because they deserve it. We don’t act righteous, because the world is worthy of our Lord working righteousness through us. Quite contrary, we are told of the prophets in Hebrews 11:38, that the world was not worthy of the prophets . . . and yet after that verse we are shown that we have been given something even greater! The world is not worthy of our presence either! However, without Christ we were the world, and we were definitely not worthy of our Lord shedding His Blood, so that we could have Life. We are now made worthy through Christ alone.
Let us always feel motivate to continue on when we feel that others don’t appreciate or aren’t thankful for the things we do. That tends to happen a whole lot, as the Devil will whisper such things to our minds, making us feel upset and feel like not doing anything any longer! Yet we work for the Lord, not for people! It doesn’t matter if they appreciate it, what matters is that the Lord truly appreciates what we do for Him. Let us work for the Lord brothers and sisters!