A Prophet’s Reward Could be Your Reward

I discovered a passage in the bible a few weeks ago. It comes from Matthew 10:40-42 where Jesus says :-

” He who receives you (a disciple), receives me (Jesus) and he who receives me (Jesus) receives the one who sent me (God the Father). Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man, will receive a righteous man’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”

This passage can be interpreted as follows:-  if anyone gives honour and or practical help to a righteous person ,disciple or prophet of Jesus,  then that helper will receive the same reward as the righteous person himself.  The word “prophet”  can also refer to a worthy Christian ministry.  Hence if we choose to honour and help another person’s ministry done in Jesus’ name,  then we will receive the same reward that that ministry will receive. 

This means that all of us do not need to be involved in our own full time Christian ministry.  Instead if we give honour , kindness, gifts or practical help to another worthy full time Christian ministry then we will receive their same reward.

This can even apply to non believers.  A good example of this was in the Old Testament where the prostitute Rahab  chose to help God’s spies by hiding them in her house. Joshua – chapters 2 & 6. In return even though her whole city was completely destroyed, she and her whole family were spared and enjoyed a new life as part of God’s family.

This concept is also evident  in Genesis 12:3 when God first called Abram
” I will bless those who bless you,  and whoever curses you, I will curse”

Let us consider and pray how we can bless the ministry of our place of worship or other worthy Christian ministries.


One Response to “A Prophet’s Reward Could be Your Reward”

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