Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. ¬†
Well, I can do as much as that. I can do a kind act toward the Lord's servant. The Lord knows I love them all, and would count it an honor to wash their feet. For the sake of their Master--I love the disciples.¬†
How gracious of the Lord to mention so insignificant an action--even¬†a cup of cold water!¬†This I¬†can¬†do, however poor; this I¬†may¬†do, however lowly; this Iwill¬†do cheerfully. This, which seems so little, the Lord notices--notices when done to the least of His followers.¬†
Evidently it is not the¬†cost, nor the¬†skill, nor the¬†quantity, that He looks at--but the¬†motive. That which we do to His disciple,¬†because¬†he is His disciple--the Lord observes, and recompenses. He does not reward us for the¬†merit¬†of what we do--but according to the¬†riches of His grace. I give a cup of cold water--and He makes me to drink of living water. I give to one of His little ones--and He treats me as one of them. Jesus finds an apology for His liberality, in that which His grace has led me to do, and He says, "He will certainly not lose his reward!"
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.