Day 52: Tuesday, May 26
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! Again I say, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter into the kingdom of God.” The disciples were greatly astonished when they heard this and said, “Then who can be saved?” Jesus looked at them and replied, “This is impossible for mere humans, but for God all things are possible.” Then Peter said to him, “Look, we have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth: In the age when all things are renewed, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And whoever has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
The Scriptures quoted are from the NET Bible® http://netbible.com copyright ©1996, 2019 used with permission from Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.
COMMENT & QUESTIONS
Jesus continues His warnings about money. Thankfully our salvation isn’t dependant on being able to live a perfect life ourselves. It is depending on Jesus Christ and His sacrifice.
Are the sacrifices that we make for God today worth it in the long run?
Jesus promises that everything we sacrifice in this life will be made up for in the life to come. Christians need to look constantly towards the future to see the great reward that is before them. We make short term sacrifices but we hold onto hope that these are totally worthwhile.
Pray for perspective on the sacrifices we are called to make Pray that our money will not rule our lives, but that Jesus will be King of our life Give thanks that God blesses us with an abundant life