5501 reward, human

5501 reward, human

Honest reward for services rendered is commended. Even though such reward is often deserved, it is not always given.

Reward for services rendered

Payment for work done Col 4:1 See also Ge 29:28-29; 2Sa 19:32-36; Pr 13:13; Mt 20:1-2; Mt 25:23; Ro 4:4; 1Co 9:24-25; 1Ti 5:17-18

Favour for help received 1Sa 17:23-25 See also Ge 41:41-45; Jos 2:14; Est 6:1-3,6-10; Da 2:46-49

Unjust treatment and reward

Ac 10:37-39 In a sinful world, good is often unrewarded, or even repaid with evil: Ge 29:22-25; Ge 39:19-20; Ge 40:23; Nu 14:1-4; 1Sa 25:21; 2Sa 15:1-4; Ps 41:9; Ps 55:12-14; Jer 38:4-6; Jn 13:18

Dishonest reward forbidden

Dt 16:19 In a fallen world there are many opportunities to gain by wrongdoing. See also Nu 22:7,16-17; Nu 24:11; 1Ki 13:7-8; 2Ki 5:20-24; Job 17:5; Isa 1:23; Mic 3:11; Mic 7:3; Mt 26:14-15 pp Mk 14:10-11; Ac 1:18

Rewarding the undeserving

Ro 12:20 See also Ge 47:11-12; 1Sa 12:23; 1Sa 24:16-19; Mt 5:38-41,44-47

See also

5238bribery
5347injustice
5404masters
5489rank
5603wages
5628work
5798betrayal
5861favour, human
5876helpfulness
6145deceit
8442good works