“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”
James 1:12 NLT
There is a true reward to enduring upon this earth. Salvation is not earned and entrance into God’s kingdom is based upon faith alone in Jesus Christ. But daily as believers and followers of Christ we face trials and challenges. Those who endure to the end will be greatly rewarded. We are not sure exactly what these rewards will be but we know from Jesus parables that our position and what we will be steward over in His kingdom will be a result of our faithfulness now.
All of us have been given gifts and talents on this earth by the Lord and He has given us a freewill. Our stewardship is our responsibility and if we desire the crown of life that awaits us it requires that we be faithful now upon the earth. Faithfulness is not a result of our own strength or ability. It is simply a result of daily abiding in Him. It is no longer we who live but Christ who lives through us.