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Make Your Meter Run Backwards

Reward Stewardship Witness

Source: Internet

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Contributed By: Thomas Bevers | Date Posted: 2018-08-13

Scripture: Daniel 12:3 ; John 8:12

Author: Thomas Bevers / Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your home?  Did you know that if you do, you can actually make your meter run backward? On a bright sunny day, as the sun beats down on the panels and they produce more energy than you can use, the surplus causes the bi-directional meter to run backward. 

Instead of paying for electricity, the electric company credits you for the extra.

 

APPLICATION

Each of us is given a stewardship of grace.  Those who are faithful stewards will produce more light than those who are poor stewards, both now and in eternity.  

Daniel wrote, "Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever" (Daniel 12:3). 

The greater glory with which the faithful will shine in their resurrected state is God's way of crediting it back to them. 

 

One Strange Looking Carrot

God's Promises Heaven Reward

Source: “Woman's long-lost diamond ring found on carrot in garden,” POSTED: AUG 17, 2017

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-08-17

Scripture: Matthew 19:29 ; Revelation 21:5

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

Fox News reports:

A Canadian woman, Mary Grams, 84, who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law ... found the ring while harvesting carrots …

She was pulling the carrots and noticed one of them looked strange. She almost fed it to her dog but decided to keep it and just threw it in her pail. When she was washing the carrots she noticed the ring …

Grams said she was eager to try the ring on again after so many years. With family looking on she washed the ring with a little soap to get the dirt off. It slid on her finger as easily as it did when her husband gave it to her.

"We were giggling and laughing," she said. "It fit. After that many years it fits."

APPLICATION

Nothing a believer loses in this life is really lost, but will be returned to them when Jesus renews all things. 

“Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life” (Matthew 19:28-29).

"He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true" (Revelation 21:5). 

What Happens When You Double A Penny Everyday For 30 Days?

Faithfulness Priorities Reward

Source: "A Penny Doubled Everyday"

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-05-03

Scripture: Matthew 6:20

Author: Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

Alan Yu, on his business blog, asks an interesting question. " if you were given a choice to receive one million dollars in one month or a penny doubled every day for 30 days, which one would you choose?" 

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DOUBLE A PENNY EVERYDAY FOR 30 DAYS:

Day 1: $.01
Day 2: $.02
Day 3: $.04
Day 4: $.08
Day 5: $.16
Day 6: $.32
Day 7: $.64
Day 8: $1.28
Day 9: $2.56
Day 10: $5.12
Day 11: $10.24
Day 12: $20.48
Day 13: $40.96
Day 14: $81.92
Day 15: $163.84
Day 16: $327.68
Day 17: $655.36
Day 18: $1,310.72
Day 19: $2,621.44
Day 20: $5,242.88
Day 21: $10,485.76
Day 22: $20,971.52
Day 23: $41,943.04
Day 24: $83,886.08
Day 25: $167,772.16
Day 26: $335,544.32
Day 27: $671,088.64
Day 28: $1,342,177.28
Day 29: $2,684,354.56
Day 30: $5,368,709.12

APPLICATION

A million dollars sure sounds like a lot more than a mere penny doubled every day for 30 days. As it turns out, a penny doubled over the short course of a month is five times more profitable! Go figure. 

In a similar way, the profits and gains of this life sure seem like greater rewards than the ones we have to wait on from God.  But faithfulness to God in small things will one day prove to be of far greater value than anything the world has to offer us now.   

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal:" (Matthew 6:19-20). 

 

Grace Rewards Late Arrivals

Grace Reward Eternal Life

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-10-26

Scripture: Matthew 20:13

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Crying Babies On A Plane

Motivation Reward Love (Divine)

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-08-09

Scripture: John 13:34

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Oxford Students Given Trigger Warnings

Perseverance Maturity Reward

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-07-30

Scripture: James 1:12 ; James 1:2

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A Whale Of A Find

Reward Trials Perseverance

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-07-01

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:7

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Gold Cache at the Federal Reserve

Riches Wealth Reward

Contributed By: Fred Gates | Date Posted: 2015-12-08

Scripture: Matthew 6:19 ; Luke 12:17

Author: Fred Gates
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Everything Has A Time Limit

Reward Spirituality Object Lessons

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-10-29

Scripture: Matthew 6:19

Author: Mitchell Dillon
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Stop Feeding The Rats

Reward Repentance Good Works

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-10-15

Scripture: Matthew 6:19

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