For the next nine days, we will consider the nine laws of life and these truths are excerpts from my book Nine Major Laws of Life. Take these lessons to heart and obey them because there is no ignorance in law. The first law we are studying today is the Law of Rewards.
A cardinal truth in the law of rewards is that men are not equal in their contributions to your life. Never reward men equally in your life or work; instead reward them according to their contributions to your life. Not more, not less. In the Bible passage of today, you will see two kinds of friends, employees or associates; in the final analysis, it is the person that did the work that should be rewarded. When you reward anyone above or beneath their contributions to your life, calling, vision or assignment, you will kill a critical linkage somewhere.
You will always get multiples of whatever you reward, therefore it is important that you reward the right things. I recall the story about a man of God in America whose son asked for a car as a 21st birthday gift; even though his son had been very well behaved and obedient growing up, his pastor father declined his request for a car gift. When this pastor reached his office, the Holy Spirit convicted him and said “it doesn’t pay to be a good boy in your house.” The pastor bought the car in a hurry.
You need to structure your life in such a way that you reward the right people for the right things. Don’t reward emotionally. Your business should not reward lazy family members above diligent and loyal staff. When you reward before a completed task, it is a bribe but after the task it is a proper and just reward.
PRAYER: Lord, baptize me with wisdom and discretion to employ the Law of Rewards in my life, my family and my career in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 3:16-6:14, Hebrews 4:1-16, Psalm 104:24-35, Proverbs 26:27