Ready to Worship Season 6, Episode 13 for Friday, November 24, 2017
This season on Ready to Worship we are examining the “God is” and the “God is not” statements of the Bible. Hopefully, with each passing lesson, we have grown in our appreciation for God. In this installment of our study, we are going to examine that God is not unrighteousness (Heb. 6:10).
This season on Ready to Worship we are examining the “God is” and the “God is not” statements of the Bible. Hopefully, with each passing lesson, we have grown in our appreciation for God. In this installment of our study, we are going to examine that God is not unrighteousness.
In the book of Hebrews, we read, “For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister” (Heb. 6:10; Amos 8:7). God is not unrighteous. He does not forget the work that we do. He does not forget our labors of love. He does not forget the service that we give to the saints. If you are familiar with the book of Nehemiah, then you remember the service and the sacrifices that Nehemiah made to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In the final chapter of that book, Nehemiah called out for God to remember his good deeds. We read, “Remember me, O my God, concerning this, and wipe not out my good deeds that I have done for the house of my God, and for the offices thereof” (Neh. 13:14). Nehemiah took no pay. In fact, he bore many things at his own expense. All he wanted was for God to remember what he had done. If we are doing good works, it is a blessing to know that our works will not be forgotten. Our works will follow us. In the book of Revelation, John wrote, “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them” (Rev. 14:13). In like manner, to the saints at Corinth, Paul wrote, “Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:9-10). At the end of his life, Paul’s mind was on the righteous Judge and the reward that was awaiting him. He wrote, “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing” (2 Tim. 4:6-8).
As we get ready to worship this Sunday, we need to remember the God is not unrighteous. He will not forget the work that we do for Him. He will not forget our worship.