Few are Chosen
The day Monique confessed her own faults, Erin was again called to the principal’s office. When she walked in, she saw Monique and her grandmother (who she and her little brother lived with) and Monique was crying. Erin was sad to see that her eyes were red and puffy because she’d hidden her transgression so long.
Erin was surprised that by doing what was right she was not rewarded or praised for it, instead, the principal and her teacher were angry with her. Even though she didn’t understand it then, God had hardened their hearts because He wanted to teach Erin that the only One she needed to please was her Heavenly Father and because God was saving Erin’s blessings for later. It’s just like when the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, making it strong and immovable. That’s because later when Pharoah does let God’s people go, His people left carrying whatever they asked for, which was all of Egypt’s wealth!
Doing the right thing isn’t always easy and even though it may not feel like it— it’s much better when you’re not praised or rewarded because the best reward is stored up for us in heaven! A Wise Man, His Prince, doesn’t store up his treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal. A Wise Man wisely stores his treasures in heaven, where the desires of his heart will also be.
Now, stop to relax, grab your coffee or cold beverage, and talk to the Lord, your Maker, and ask Him questions. Listen to what He's telling you in your heart. Then when He leads you—pour your heart into your journal, writing down what you've learned