1. Mark 9:41 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How will Jesus reward?

Mark 9:41 (ESV)

41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.

By giving the man perseverance of faith! Verse 41 is causal with respect to verse 40 (“for”). The reward will be that such a man will be kept from joining the crowd in cursing Jesus. He does not follow with the disciples, but Jesus knows him and will be able, also over a greater distance, to keep this man for God who sent him.1