Revelation22:12 “Behold! I am coming quickly, and my reward is with Me to reward to each according to his deeds.”
This is a new thought for me. We all know salvation is a free gift. You believe in Jesus and accept His gift of Salvation from your heart and follow Him, you now become a born again Christian. It doesn’t make any difference if a person is a new or an old believer the reward here is the same. We all receive the free gift of salvation. But what about the reward of doing good deeds, will it go unnoticed? We know they won’t. Jesus says He will ‘reward each according to His deeds.’ I believe Salvation and rewards are two different things. Somebody might be saying I know that, but I didn’t. Every saints degree of perfection is different from one another and at different levels. The more you act on a grace the more God gives you so that you will grow rich in grace. So that is a reward for not wasting grace. And then you receive a greater reward in heaven according to your deeds, that nobody will ever take away from you. This is something I never thought of before in this way, and to me it is a great deal clearer than how I use to think. I am hoping this is right because it has a calming affect on me.