A Cup of Water

Matthew 10:40-42

Those who welcome you are welcoming me. And when they welcome me they are welcoming God who sent me. If you welcome a prophet because he is a man of God, you will be given the same reward a prophet gets. And if you welcome good and godly men because of their godliness, you will be given a reward like theirs.

“And if, as my representatives, you give even a cup of cold water to a little child, you will surely be rewarded.”

Jesus gave the disciples a principle to guide their actions as they ministered to others: “Give as freely as you have received” (10:8). Because God has showered us with his blessings, we should give generously to others of our time, love, and possessions.

Love’s Measurement

How much we love God can be measured by how well we treat others. Jesus’ example of giving a cup of cold water to a thirsty child is a good model of unselfish service. A child usually can’t or won’t return a favor. God notices every good deed we do or don’t do as if he were the one receiving it.

Is there something unselfish you can do for someone else today? Although no one else may see you, God will notice.

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