reward

There are many promises in the NT of a reward not only in this life but also in the world to come—‘a hundredfold now . . . and in the world to come eternal life’ (Mark 10:29, 30); give to the poor, and there is to be treasure in heaven (Luke 18:22). Complementary to the promise of rewards is the warning of punishments (Matt. 22:13). However, the rewards are promised by Jesus (Mark 8:35) to those who follow him from motives other than for the sake of the rewards, such as ‘for my sake and the gospel's’, and it is possible that the references to reward are a recognition that the ideal of self-forgetfulness is not obtainable by obsessive self-scrutiny and discipline. Reward was not the goal of ethical goodness; neither was its possibility to be deliberately suppressed.

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  • reward — [ri wôrd′] n. [ME < NormFr, for OFr regarde] 1. something given in return for good or, sometimes, evil, or for service or merit 2. money offered, as for the capture of a criminal, the return of something lost, etc. 3. compensation; profit 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • Reward — Re*ward , n. [See {Reward}, v., and cf. {Regard}, n.] 1. Regard; respect; consideration. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Take reward of thine own value. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reward — Re*ward , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rewarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rewarding}.] [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See {Ward}, {Regard}.] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reward — I noun acknowledgment, award, benefit, bonus, booty, bounty, compensation, consideration, donation, emolument, fee, gift, grant, gratuity, guerdon, honorarium, incentive, indemnification, indemnity, meed, pay, payment, perquisite, praemium… …   Law dictionary

  • reward — ► NOUN 1) a thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement. 2) a fair return for good or bad behaviour. 3) a sum offered for the detection of a criminal, the restoration of lost property, etc. ► VERB 1) give a reward to. 2) show… …   English terms dictionary

  • reward — [n] payment, prize accolade, award, benefit, bonus, bounty, carrot*, comeuppance, compensation, crown*, cue, dividend, feather in cap*, fringe benefit, gain, garland, goodies*, gravy*, grease*, guerdon, honor, just deserts*, meed, merit, perks*,… …   New thesaurus

  • Reward —   (Belohnung): Lohn und Strafe …   Universal-Lexikon

  • reward — n *premium, prize, award, meed, guerdon, bounty, bonus …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reward — ▪ I. reward re‧ward 1 [rɪˈwɔːd ǁ ˈwɔːrd] noun 1. [countable] something that you receive because you have done something good or helpful: reward for • Officials were often posted abroad as a reward for loyal service. 2. [countable, uncountable]… …   Financial and business terms

  • reward — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 for effort, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ great, high, huge, rich ▪ Top athletes enjoy rich rewards. ▪ fitting, just …   Collocations dictionary

  • reward */*/ — I UK [rɪˈwɔː(r)d] / US [rɪˈwɔrd] noun Word forms reward : singular reward plural rewards 1) [countable/uncountable] something good that happens or that you receive because of something that you have done reward for: Rewards for appropriate… …   English dictionary

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