Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. Revelation 3:4(KJV)
Many Christians want to be honoured by God but they are not ready to go through shame for His sake, the truth is, it does not work that way. Do you know that your faith in Christ has the potential to endure the toughest of trial?
Earn Eternal reward
When the Lord made an exception for the undefiled few in Sardis, he said they were reserved for honour because they earned. It does not matter if people tag you a fanatic for your faith in Christ Jesus today. You may be seriously ridiculed, even disgraced. But never worry because to be counted worthy to walk with the King of Kings, all-dressed in white, is a prize you must work for, someday, your shame will give way to honour that is of eternal quality.The Lord will honour you and cause others to honour you.
Have you ever lost anything for your faith in Christ in this world? Be of good cheer you shall gain it both in this world and in the world to come.For your humiliations, you will earn His promotion. For every abuse and verbal insult, you will earn His blessings. The marks of reproach in this world will become marks of honour in heaven.
The good news is that our labours and sacrifices are not in vain. Our eternal reward will be like a treasure. In some respects, it will be like inheriting a kingdom. In some way, it will be like being given all our master’s possessions. Our spiritual blessings will be better than physical things we know in this life.
The simple fact is that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.