November 01, 2018: SOAP #3255:  Psalm 121; Mark 9-10 Scripture:  Mark (NIV) 9:41 I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward. Observation:   As I was reading this passage, I noticed that Jesus was not addressing the […]

November 01, 2018: SOAP #3255:  Psalm 121; Mark 9-10

Scripture:  Mark (NIV) 9:41 I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.

Observation:   As I was reading this passage, I noticed that Jesus was not addressing the people who were to give the cup of cold water, but to those who would be receiving the cup of cold water.

Jesus had said that he takes it personal when people mistreat us, but here He is saying that He also takes it personal when people do us good!

Because we belong to Jesus, God will notice the good that people do to us.   God will notice and will reward them.

Application:  There are times when I would like to repay a blessing I have received, but not sure how.   I need to remind God about this promise, then watch to see what He does to reward them!

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, I am thankful for the times you have rewarded me for something I did to bless someone else.   Now I am going to enjoy watching to see how you reward those who bless me.  This is going to be fun!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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