KEY SCRIPTURE: Mat 10:40 KJV He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Our key scripture states that whosoever receives any of the Lord’s children receives Him. THIS truth has two aspects of benefit to it. Those who would be positively affected, as well as those who would be negatively affected by it. It also reveals the strong ties we have with the Lord. The Lord said in the proceeding verse that anyone who receives a Christian receives the Lord himself, and subsequently receives the father also. This implies every one of us must endeavor to give the best of treatment to any child of God we encounter. It is also applicable to all persons who may not be Christians, for everyone is made in the image of God. The Lord added that there is a big reward for any brother or sister who kindly attends to any child of God. Matt 10:42 KJV “And whosoever shall give unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.” The Lord taught us that whenever we are kind to anyone because he is a disciple or a child of God, we would be rewarded for it.
There are some brethren who treat their house helps and boys, like trash. This is very dangerous to you. It is the Lord you are mishandling that way. There are some people who speak so much evil against servants of God without knowing much about them. Some Christians would never give any help of any kind to those who need it. Now just consider this, if being kind to persons because they are disciples, brings so much rewards, then what would happen to those who are terrible to the children of God?
The child of God is a member of the body of Christ and so failure to discern that this person is the body of Christ, brings unnecessary challenges to you. 1 Corinth 11:29, says.” For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” To discern means to distinguish, to set apart or to be aware. To treat a fellow Christian with preference and dignity. is a rear opportunity for you. The scripture taught that those who fail to discern the body of Christ, are sick, weak and some even die, because they failed to discern the body of Christ, of which that brother or sister you may be mishandling is part of (1 Corinth 11:30).
The married home is a place where many Christians are seriously failing in these matters. Each party may carry a grudge because of an OFFENCE. They may insult, beat up their partner, or deny them certain courtesies because they feel hurt. The Lord said if you do it to one of the least of my brethren, you have done it to me. May we always treat all persons with dignity and respect.
God’s children are all very special to Him. I attend to everyone with love and respect, knowing that they are part of the body of Christ.
Matt 25:45 KJV” Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me”.
Matt 10:41 KJV He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.