TO ONE OF THESE LITTLE ONES
Matthew 10:42 “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.”
Every Wednesday I taught a Children’s Good News Club in Africa. Between eighty to a hundred and twenty children came. The school principal translated for me.
One day a tall, older boy attended. I welcomed him but suggested he join the youth group at church. I thought he might feel uncomfortable with the little children.
“Madam, I am like one of these small children. I do not know anything about Jesus or church. I want to start at the beginning like these little ones and learn like a little child.”
He attended for several months, accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior, and then joined the young people at church.
Letting him attend with the children was like giving him a cup of cold water.
WHO RECEIVES A RIGHTEOUS MAN
Matthew 10:41 “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.”
Prophets and righteous men are those who are most often rejected because of their stand for holiness. Those who associate with these godly men who preach the truth of Jesus Christ and His Word will receive their reward.
Anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.
What do you think that reward is?
HE WHO RECEIVES YOU RECEIVES ME
Matthew 10:40 “He who receives you receives me, and he who receives me receives the one who sent me.”
There were four Baptist churches in town. The Southern Baptists, the American Baptists, the Independent Baptists, and the Free Will Baptists.
Several confused villagers came to me and asked which one of the “Baptists” was the real one, the correct one because each one had a different advertisement on its signboard.
I said, “All of them have received Jesus and God the Father. They all preach the Gospel and believe Jesus is the only way to God. They all teach that we can only reach Him by confessing our sins and asking Him to Forgive us and come into our hearts.”
They all believe in Jesus Christ who is the Son, the Father God and the Holy Spirit.