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Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 2:44 PM

Crowns (9) - God is Gospel

A final post on the topic of crowns.

Do some Christians get more rewards in heaven than others?

Personally, I'm led to say "no." The Scriptual support does not seem to be conclusively for at all, and it seems clear that the treasures we're asked to store are ultimately not stored by our good works ourselves, but rather by Christ's works.

Ultimately, the greatest treasure, as argued by John Piper in his book, God is Gospel, is God Himself. Christ's death not only rescues us from hell, grants us sinless bodies, promises us an eternity of bliss and joy, but brings us into perfect and complete fellowship with God Himself. And that's the true treasure of all.

Revelation 20:
3And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
Compared to this, additional treasures seem... silly, if not irreverant. If we're promised God, what more motivation do we need? If we're promised God, why would we seek anything else?

No, our joy will not be found in what wealth, friends, influence we gather on this world or the next, but our true steadfast joy will be found in God and God alone.

As I am fond of saying - Soli Deo Gloria! (To God alone be the glory)

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