Matthew 10:40-42. "Because" 30 Mar 2023
Mat 10:40 Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me;
and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.
41 Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet
will have a prophet's reward;
and anyone who welcomes an upright person because he is upright
will have the reward of an upright person.
42 If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water
to one of these little ones because he is a disciple,
then in truth I tell you,
he will most certainly not go without his reward.
Because he is 'a prophet' or 'upright' or 'a disciple', and then caring for such a person will be rewarded. I believe there is a good reason for this reward:
a) There is a welcoming of a god-fearing person.
b) Prophets, upright ones and disciples need protection.
Jesus, please protect your servants.
Do I protect you commissioned servants?