The Lord rewards those who diligently seek Him. It takes diligence because sanctification is the process of change toward godliness, and godliness is profitable both now and in the hereafter.
It takes a dedicated believer to please God because He is looking for those who wish to be complete His sight.
And the road to completion is paved with change, both to remove unfruitful behavior and implement godly behavior.
It takes relentless obedience, otherwise known as “the fear of the Lord:”
But those who choose it will receive a full reward.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
DILIGENCE, n. [L., to love earnestly; to choose.]
- Steady application in business of any kind; constant effort to accomplish what is undertaken; exertion of body or mind without unnecessary delay or sloth; due attention; industry; assiduity.
1Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
Strong’s Definition: complete (literally or figuratively); especially friendly.
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible
Complete: Made whole or complete by adding or subtracting. [ as a drawing out or in]