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>The idea true Christians are to act from purely (1)altruistic motives is popular but NOT Biblical and not realistic, either!

God doesn’t expect it of us. Jesus tells us “why” we are to rejoice when persecuted, give a cup of cold water to the needy, fast and pray in secret, and even love our enemies:

“For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye?” – Matthew 5:46 (KJV)

The Sermon on the Mount mentions “reward” no less than nine (9) times – check it out. And compare that with the Bible’s definition of real faith:

“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” – Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)

Many believe in God (even the devil believes) they just don’t think diligently seeking God will give them what they want right now.

The desire for a reward is God-Given! It keeps us seeking, pushing, longing, looking until we find something that satisfies. It’s the itch that only God can scratch, and He’s not afraid to match his “rewards” with anyone.

He’s the giver of “living” water, the maker of better “wine”, the ladder that connects heaven and earth (John 1:51; Genesis 28:12) and His is the adventure that never grows old.

We all want a reward, I’ll admit that and go for it!

– Fritz

1. altruistic – the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

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