I Thessalonians 2:19-20
“After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you! Yes, you are our pride and joy.”
There are several ‘crowns’ described in Scripture and investing in people is one that brings a crown. The big reason for this is that people are made in the image of God and are eternal. People last forever. So what does this mean to me?
Might it mean something like this:
Some ministry to people is on the front lines and some ministry to people might be supporting the front-line ministers – but all faithful ministry to people, direct and indirect, brings a crown and an eternal reward.
How do you see people?