Another "MUCH MORE" Scripture: Are we all important within the body of Christ? What about the less honorable, less attractive, and the feeble members? They are to given MUCH MORE honor because they are MUCH MORE necessary to the body.
1 Corinthians 12:20-23 KJV 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, MUCH MORE those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow MORE abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have MORE abundant comeliness.
1Co 12:20-23(ESV) As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
REWARD #1 Riches, Honor, and Life
Okay, God's Word says this. The rewards of developing the fear of the Lord are emphasized throughout Scripture. Having the fear of God is a requirement for riches, honor, and life. A person may have worldly riches, honor and life, but they are a fleeting pleasure that will wane away.
This may not mean that we will be millionaires, but it does mean that we will not suffer lack or need of any good thing.
Proverbs 22:4 ESV The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.
Psalms 34:8-10 ESV Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! (9) Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! (10) The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Psalms 112:1-3 ESV Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! (2) His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. (3) Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.