"Works are Rewarded" begins with you going to Revelation 4:11 (KJV) where you learn that God created you for His pleasure:
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Additionally, it is your Works that lead to God being pleasured and the more you know about them, the more you can pleasure Him.
There are two kinds of Works, Good Ones, and Evil Ones. Good Works come from spending time with God while Evil Works come from the time you spend with Satan; irrespective of from where yours come, your reward is appropriate.
Looking back in time, Ephesians 2:10 (KJV) points to your workmanship, God creating you unto the Good Works of Jesus Christ and His desire that you walk in them:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Knowing that WORKS ARE REWARDED leads to the knowledge that God created you in a way that allows you to spend time with whichever you choose, Satan, or Him. This makes sense; what other means does He have to find out who loves Him?
Recognizing that you have the choice of pleasuring either, 1 Corinthians 3:8 (KJV) shows that no matter which one you end up pleasuring, your mirror shows who to credit or blame:
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
Deeds, whether Good or Evil, are both planted and watered by you and in Obadiah 1:15 (KJV) you see God appropriately rewarding you:
For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
Understanding Good and Evil choices continues after a brief pause to check out Phonies, those whom, more often than not, choose Evil over Good. This is happening in Matthew 6:5 (KJV) where you see Christ dressing down a group of them for falsely praying to Him:
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
This Seen of men grouping is easy to spot; they spend a lot of time on