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Rejoice in reward!

Scripture reading for April 10th:  2nd Kings 7-11

Key Scriptures:  2nd Kings 8:5-6  “Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land.  Gehazi said, “This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.”  The king asked the woman about it and she told him.  Then he assigned an official to her case and said to him, “Give back everything that belonged to her, . . “

The Shunammite widow who had give the prophet Elisha a place to stay had obeyed Elisha and left the country during a seven year famine.  When she returned, she went to beg the king for her property back.  God so arranged that the king was listening to the account of her son being raised from the dead.  She recovered all that belonged to her!

Rejoice in reward:  God rewards those who trust Him and live generously towards His people!  “Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, . . . And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is My disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.”   (Matthew 10:41-42)

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