Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,
After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,
“Do not fear, Abram,
I am a shield to you;
Your reward shall be very great.”
May the Lord reward your work, and your wages be full from the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to seek refuge.”
The wicked earns deceptive wages,
But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.
He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
who will render to each person according to his deeds:
Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due.
1 Corinthians 3:8
Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 9:17
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.
knowing that whatever good thing each one does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether slave or free.
For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus, called as an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God,
For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.
1 Corinthians 7:22
For he who was called in the Lord while a slave, is the Lord’s freedman; likewise he who was called while free, is Christ’s slave.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
not by way of eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.
2 Peter 1:1
Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,To those who have received a faith of the same kind as ours, by the righteousness of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ:
Jude, a bond-servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James,To those who are the called, beloved in God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ: