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Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life. Luke 18.29-30
There is profound truth to be found on social media, if you look for it. The other day I was scrolling through and then this,
God doesn’t ask us to give up coffee or chocolate – He asks us to lay down our life.
Bam! Now, that’s revelation, isn’t it?
There was a rich, young ruler who asked Jesus a simple question.
Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?
To which Jesus answered him by quoting the Commandments. Mr. Rich Young Ruler replied telling Him that he has kept the commandments since he was a young boy of six.
The Good Teacher went a little further, “There is one thing you haven’t done – sell everything you have, give to the poor, and follow Me.”
Now this is not what the rich, young ruler wanted to hear – his whole countenance dropped, he became sad because he was a very wealthy man.
It would have been easier to give up coffee or chocolate.
Father God, in the Name of Jesus – our eternal and everlasting Hope…this journey toward the cross must have been the most difficult of all things and yet You set Your face firm on the cross, on the joy set before You. We make a 40-day commitment to surrender something for the cause of Lent and we think it the end-all sacrifice. Help us O Lord to be willing to lay our life down and surrender our selfish ambitions for Your glory. Amen