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  • Writer's pictureBishop Mesrop Parsamyan

GREAT LENT - Day 22: Monday



“O great and mighty God whose name is the Lord of hosts, great in counsel and mighty in deed; whose eyes are open to all the ways of mortals, rewarding all according to their ways and according to the fruit of their doings.” (Jeremiah 32:18-19)


Many of us may reflect upon how our achievements and efforts might never be known in history, nor will they be published on the front page of a newspaper. We may fall into a cycle of believing that all we do is insignificant and unnoticeable. Perhaps only a very select few will see the value in our work. Likewise, we think that our errors and wrongdoings will remain a secret, and other people will never know about them.


However, in our study of today’s passage, the Holy Scriptures correct this misconception. It teaches that our Lord God observes and knows all things. Prophet Jeremiah writes, “O great and mighty God whose name is the Lord of hosts, great in counsel and mighty in deed; whose eyes are open to all the ways of mortals, rewarding all according to their ways and according to the fruit of their doings.” (Jeremiah 32:18-19)


Certainly, not one thing goes unnoticed or remains unmarked by our Creator. Even if other human beings neither see nor value our ideas and works, God observes and knows them all. Further, although He is all-knowing and the seer of all things, God does not merely play this role passively. He rewards each and everyone according to their behavior and work. When a person does good work, God richly rewards them according to their worth. However, when a person practices evil deeds, God allows the person to experience the consequences of such decisions and actions.


Therefore, we ought to always remember that God observes all things, even the hidden thoughts and the deepest desires of our hearts and that He will reward us according to our work, even the work that other people do not see or value. Our Lord Jesus says, “And whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.” (Matthew 10:42)


May this knowledge of God’s rewards and His payments awaken those who are walking in the ways of sin. At the same time, as for those who feel that their work and efforts have gone unnoticed by other people, may their hearts be comforted by our Lord’s words. Our Lord Jesus Christ promises: “See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work.” (Revelation 22:12)

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janesolakian
Mar 04

Let us all remember that Our Lord is always with us and will guide us down his lit pathway and journey in life

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