Posted by Seth
In The Law Of Rewards, Randy Alcorn shows that actions we perform here on earth will play a major role in how we will live in the next life. He poses the question, ”Why would people keep money for themselves on earth to get the things that they desire, when they can help others and their church financially to invest in that prized possession that will be even better in heaven?”
After giving an example of a couple who came to his office wanting to know if they should give their money to the church and missions, or use it to build their dream house, Dr. Alcorn asks the question, ”Who would want to divert kingdom funds to build a dream house if they understood that either it will leave them or they will leave it? Instead, why not use your resources to send building materials to the Carpenter, our Bridegroom, who this very moment is building our dream house in heaven?”
He also answers the following questions:
Since God is our Father, not our employer, can we really earn eternal rewards? Wouldn’t that be putting God in our debt?
What are we missing if we do not give, especially to the needy?
How can pastors teach their congregations the art of joyful giving?
Is it always wrong to let others know how much we give financially to the Lord’s work? If we say anything at all about what God is teaching us about our giving, does that mean we will lose our rewards?
Once I’ve decided to give, how do I decide where to contribute money? How can I be sure that the money I am giving will be used with integrity?
Are we rewarded in heaven for leaving money to Christian ministries when we die?
This book centers around the fact that we cannot take our treasures with us to heaven, but we can send them on ahead to be there waiting for us when we arrive. The Law of Rewards is an easy read, and a great way to spend your time. I would recommend it for every Christian.