NKJV - 41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
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The section of scripture from Matt 10:40-42 is speaking about honoring each other in the Lord. The Amplified Bible puts it this way. "He who receives and welcomes and accepts you receives and welcomes and accepts Me, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts Me receives and welcomes and accepts Him Who sent Me.He who receives and welcomes and accepts a prophet because he is a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward, and he who receives and welcomes and accepts a righteous man because he is a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives to one of these little ones [in rank or influence] even a cup of cold water because he is My disciple, surely I declare to you, he shall not lose his reward." In the body of Christ there are many different members, just as in our physical body we have many parts (Corinthians speaks of this). All the parts are important and we need and honor all parts. As we receive each other and honor their giftings and callings in Christ, we are receiving them in the spirit of Christ and will be rewarded for that. Just as when someone receives you as a brother or sister in Christ, they are receiving the fellowship of Christ through you. And when they receive the Spirit of Christ, they are receiving His Father in Heaven.
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