Friday, June 3, 2011
Doing Good Has Its Reward
Eph 6:8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.
You have heard, one good turn deserves another. That is an immutable precept taught in the Word of the Lord. Here are some other interesting promises we find:
*Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.
*Give and it shall be given unto you.
*If a man would have friends, he must first show himself friendly.
*For if ye forgive not men their sins, neither shall your sins be forgiven you.
*Cast your bread upon the waters and after many days it shall return unto you.
*With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
These are just a few of the spiritual laws that God has set up in the Word. If we comport ourselves in a certain way, there is an expected consequence.
Today, we find another surefire precept that ought to get our attention and improve our life situation. Any good thing we do for others, God will do the same for us.
Recall the clear teaching of Jesus who said,
Mat 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
What greater motivation do we need to be a blessing to others than to know that God is taking note of all we do for others and will return those blessings upon us accordingly.
That promise motivates me to continue giving all I can give, encourage all I can encourage, show mercy to no end, help those in need, forgive, love, aid, instruct, be kind and generally keep the golden rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Because, actually, what I do to them is going to come back on me.