So, we are saved my Grace and not by Works,
(Ephesians 2:8 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God ")
but we will be rewarded for our works.
(Revelation 22:12 "Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done." )
There is the parable about the talents(Matthew 25:14-30) that talks about how those who invested their
treasure will be reward with more, but then there is another parable about workers
who started working at different times(Matthew 20:1-16) of the hour but they all received the same wage. The master gracious was kind to those who didn't even earn a full days wage and generously give them as his loving heart desired.
My understanding of reconciling the two is that, Salvation is free and received by the Grace
of God through Faith in Jesus,
but our rewards which can only be accumulated after getting saved(treasures stored in Heaven)
come from how much we abided in the love of Jesus allowing Him to do the good works(all good things
come from God, not us) in us.
So I understand the talents parable to be a references to rewards whereas the other parable
about the hours the workers who worked different times to be about salvation.
Am I correct?