In almost every circumstance, when we are called upon to make a meaningful contribution to anything, we want to know what the expected payoff will be. Followers of Christ are often no different in than others in this respect, and like Peter, we would like to know that we will be rewarded reasonably for our service to Jesus. So, how should we temper our expectations regarding our reward from the Lord?
It's so easy to play the comparison game, but far too seldom do we actually compare ourselves to the right person. When we compare ourselves to others we usually develop a self-righteous superiority complex. When we consistently compare ourselves to Christ, it a whole different story.