Reward for Every Word

  • May 7, 2015
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My friend, Francie, recently had lunch with her dad, and she observed, “Dad, you’re so smart!”

This is Joni Eareckson Tada, and my friend, Francie, recently had lunch with her dad, and she observed, “Dad, you’re so smart!”... Her words brought tears to his eyes. When I asked her why such a comment would make him cry, she simply said, “I don’t think anyone's ever told him that. And he is smart.” I know Francie’s not keeping score, but I tell you, this will be added to her eternal account. God will reward her genuinely considerate words. The apostle Paul wrote, “Jesus will bring to life what is hidden in darkness and will expose — not just the words — but the motives of men’s hearts. (Now get this) At that time each will receive his praise from God.” So, friend, remember… your encouraging words today may very well bring recognition from God himself. I'd say that's pretty rewarding! 

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