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II. THE REWARD OF RIGHTEOUSNESS
“The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust,” 2:12.
How marvellous is this — rewards for sheltering in Christ!
1. This was something Boaz prayed for. So our heavenly Boaz prays for us. John 17:24. We shall see and also share with Christ in His glory, Psalm 17:15; 1 John 3:2; Col 3:4; Romans 8:18; 2 Cor 4:17; Phil 3:21.
2. God’s rewards are full rewards. The word “full” is often translated “perfect”, there will be a wholeness to God’s rewards. Our reward is God Himself. “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward,” Genesis 15:1. In heaven we will enjoy God in a fashion we cannot conceive of here — S. Cat Q. 1. Men shall yet see that “Verily there is a reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth in the earth,” Psalm 58:11. It is a sure reward, Pro 11:18. God’s rewards are visible, Matthew 6:4.
3. Let it be noted that the wicked will also receive their rewards. Psalm 91:8; 94:2: Isa 3:11.