Bible Discussion Thread

  • Victor on Matthew 6:29
    what does it mean: "They have their reward."

    it repeats three times.
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 6:29

    Jesus says in Matthew 6:2, Verily I say unto you, "They have their reward." Matthew 6:1-4 talks about doing righteousness before men to be seen of men. Jesus said in Verse 1, "Take heed," which literally means pay attention. Pay attention that you do not your alms, and the Greek word for alms is acts of mercy. And then it says "before men." You see, it is external to be seen of them. It goes on to say "Otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven."

    So Jesus says to pay attention and don't do your righteousness so that people can see you. It is not for external show! This is for your God who lives inside of you. He is inside, and you don't need to show anybody out here if you are worshiping the Lord or you are doing something under the inspiration of His Spirit. You don't need to have people see you, because it is for Him, and it is from Him. He says if you do, there is no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

    When we are led by God's Spirit to do something good, we should not seek for recognition from men. If we do, and we are rewarded here on this earth, we will not receive a reward for it later. This does not mean that if someone thanks you for doing something good for them that you will lose your reward later. It's the motive behind it. Did you do something good to be seen of men and seek for recognition from men? If that is your motive, Jesus says your Father in heaven will not reward you later.
  • Victor - in Reply on Matthew 6:29
    so they have their reward from men, not Father in heaven.

    in another words, Matthew 6:22 "No man can serve two masters", if we have reward from human, there will be no reward from Father?
  • Mary Jane Humes - in Reply on Matthew 6:29
    Victor, what this means is that a person cannot server both God and mammon. It is not wrong to make money but when you wan to serve money, and it becomes your master then you cannot serve God also.
  • Bob Hilt - in Reply on Matthew 6:29
    Greetings Victor, there are two types of rewards. one for the righteous and another for the unrighteous.

    2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the REWARD reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;

    Writing of Judas Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. (his pieces of silver for betraying Christ)

    2 Timothy 4:14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:

    This is not a good reward.

    Then there are the rewards for the just in faith.

    Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.

    Jesus speaks in Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.


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