Isaiah: Book of the Conqueror | Isaiah 61-62
The rewards of the Gospel are incomparable to the reason of the Gospel - Jesus.
If Jesus is not our highest hope of salvation - this is eternal life, knowing God - then our views of Jesus fall amazingly short of who He is. In too many ways Christians have tried to satisfy themselves with things that will never satisfy. We've made the rewards of the Gospel to be prosperity, career, relationships, food, kids, and all kinds of other idols. But Christ is the real reward and the real reason. The rewards of the Gospel are incomparable to the reason of the Gospel - Jesus.