Sunday, December 6, 2015

Matthew 19:28-29 -- On Callings and Sacrifice

"And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life."
Matthew 19:28-29

So, Jesus is talking to his disciples here, telling them that they are going to be the judges of the 12 tribes.  I think it is cool that they will be, and it shows how much like God we can become... when God can trust us enough to do such a great work.  I don't think that each of us is going to be asked to judge, but we can all be called by Christ to do important things for the people and the world around us.  I also love the second verse where it promises that God will make up for the sacrifices that we make for him.  That's a good thing to know up front. :)  Today, let's live worthy of having Christ ask us to do something for him, and let's also not be afraid to make sacrifices for God, knowing that he will make everything okay in the end... all leading to that happy ending.

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