Reward of the Prophet

Reward of the Prophet

by Inspiration Ministries

"The one 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." – Matthew 10:41 NASB Even though Prince Henry never went on a sea voyage, he became known as the Navigator. Born on this day in 1394, his parents were King John I and Queen Philippa of Portugal. As a young man, Henry was appointed governor of Ceuta (in northern Africa) and became interested in that continent. He became passionate about expanding Portugal’s trade and influence and hoped to find a source of gold. His skill in mathematics and astronomy helped him organize expeditions along the northwest African coast. In the mid 1420s, explorers sent by Henry reached the Madeira Islands, which became Portuguese colonies. This was just the beginning. In total, Henry sent out more than fifty expeditions. Even though he never went on a voyage, Henry received credit for these pioneering efforts. Why? Because he sponsored them. His example supports a Biblical principle. Jesus taught His disciples that everyone who participates in the work of the Gospel will get a reward (v. 42). Thus, those who give financial support or pray receive the same reward as those who go. You can help spread the Gospel. You can contribute in many ways. You can share your testimony and pray. You can give financially and dedicate your resources to God’s Kingdom. When you give, God notices. And He promises to reward you for your faithfulness. Prayer Father, thank You for all You have given me. I dedicate my time, talents, and treasures to You. Use me to change lives. In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading Matthew 10