Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored. (Proverbs 27:18).
He who tends the fig tree has figs for his pains, and he who waits on
a good master has honor as his reward.
Truly the LORD Jesus is the very
best of masters, and it is an honor to be allowed to do the least act
for His sake.
To serve some lords is to watch over a crab tree and eat
the crabs as one's wages; but to set ye the LORD Jesus is to keep a fig
tree of the sweetest figs.
His service is in itself delight, continuance
in it is promotion, success in it is blessedness below, and the reward
for it is glory above.
Our greatest honors will be gathered in
that season when the figs will be ripe, even in the next world.
who are now our servitors will bear us home when our day's work is done.
Heaven, where Jesus is, will be our honorable mansion, eternal bliss
our honorable portion, and the LORD Himself our honorable companion.
can imagine the full meaning of this promise: "He that waiteth on his
master shall be honored"?
LORD, help me to wait upon my Master.
Let me leave all ideas of honor to the hour when Thou Thyself shalt honor
May the Holy Spirit make me a lowly, patient worker and waiter!