"Every man shall receive his own reward" (1 Corinthians 3:8)
Our motives in the Christian life should be both right and genuine. God is the Faithful One. We are to love Him and serve Him because He is God - not because of the gracious things He does for us or for the rewards He promises us!
However, it should be said that God does not expect us to forget or ignore the gracious future promises He has made to us. It is a glorious truth that if we believe God and honor His Word, if we walk by faith in love and obedience, there will be eternal rewards for each of us in that great coming day. The rewards will differ. Wisdom and knowledge and love reside in Him who is our God. He will make the right judgments for His people.
I for one will not be surprised if some of God's faithful people serving Him today should rise as high and shine as brightly as the heroes of faith listed in the book of Hebrews.
I say that in all truthfulness because I do not think that all of the heroes of faith are dead and gone!
Praise to the Lord from whom all blessings flow! I worship You today, the mighty God of all creation! Amen
~A. W. Tozer~