The Words We Long to Hear

Jesus tells us that one day His faithful servants will hear their Master say, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:23, ESV).

The idea of entering into the Master’s joy is a telling picture of Heaven. It’s not simply that being with the Master produces joy in us, though certainly it will. It’s that our Master himself is joyful. He takes joy in Himself, in His children, and in His creation. His joy is contagious. Heaven’s environment is pure joy. Joy will be the very air we breathe. The Lord is inexhaustible—therefore His joy is inexhaustible.

Think about those incredible words: “Well done, good and faithful servant. . . . Enter into the joy of your master.” Memorize those words. They are the words we long to hear, the words we were made to hear.

What changes do you need to initiate today so that you may one day hear those words from God?

Browse more resources on the topic of happiness, and see Randy’s related books, including Happiness.

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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries