Summary: There are many beautiful truths about God.
BEAUTIFUL TRUTHS ABOUT GOD
We all love beauty. We all love beautiful things. Today we are going to look at a couple of beautiful things about God. First:
GOD PAYS ATTENTION TO SMALL THINGS
Mark 9:41 I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.
Mat 25:40 "The King will reply, ’I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Mark 12:41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on."
A cup of water, the least of these, small copper coins God pays attention to all these things. That’s what’s beautiful about God. You don’t have to win the world for God to notice. He notices the calls, letters. All that is done in the name of Christ makes a difference to God. He looks forward to rewarding that which has been done for him and the least of his.
Heb 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
God will not forget your work, he won’t forget your love and how you’ve helped all these years. It’s not and hasn’t been in vain. That’s why Paul could say in,
1 Cor 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Sometimes we can feel like our labor is in vain. Look at ho Isaiah struggled in 49:4 though God had called him by name and he was God’s servant. But I said, "I have labored to no purpose; I have spent my strength in vain and for nothing. Yet what is due me is in the Lord’s hand, and my reward is with my God."
His labor was not in vain! It meant something to God and your labor means something to God.
In Mat 25:15 To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. The response of the Master was the same with those two. Come and share your master’s happiness. If the one with one had gained one the message would have been to him also Come and share your master’s happiness.
What does that do for your heart? How does the beauty of God’s heart, these truths affect your heart? Knowing that God is pleased and knowing that He notices motivates me. There are many times that no one will notice what you do but God misses nothing. A cup of water given in the name of Christ means something to God.
Story is told about a soldier in the military that got on his knees next to his bed and prayed every night before bed. This daily routine began to irk one of the other soldiers and one night he was fed up. After a hard day of being out in the field he took one of his dirty, muddy boots and fired it at the man who was on his knees praying once again. The boot hit him square in the head. The man groaned, rubbed his head but kept on praying. The other man turned over in disgust and went off to sleep. Next morning when the angry soldier woke up he found both boots, sparkling with shine next to his bed. Well that broke his heart and he wanted to know about the God that could produce that type of service in a man’s heart.
That man shining that guys boots meant something to God! If that guy never gave God an ounce of praise and went straight to hell that doesn’t diminish the service of the soldier one iota. It meant something to our Father. That’s one of the beautiful truths about God is that he pays attention to the small things. The things that we do when no ones looking.