The couplet "If the laws of the kingdom you faithfully keep, health, riches, and honor you surely will reap" sums up what many today are teaching. But it's not true! Multitudes of faithful believers are sick or poor or persecuted. Yet they gratefully worship the Lord, serve Him the best they can, and remain joyful. They can do this because they believe the law of the cross—that by dying to self we produce a spiritual harvest that will last forever.