27 Jan GUARANTEED INHERITANCE
27 Then Peter said in reply, “See, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” 28 Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or lands, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life”.
Today’s passage is a conversation the disciples had with Jesus. It centered on what was in store for them, now that they had left everything to follow Jesus. Jesus did not rebuke them for their honesty; He took the opportunity to instruct them on one reality about the life He had called them to. No one follows Jesus and becomes worse off. The gains from following Jesus with your whole heart are numerous and they transcend even life on earth.
The Christian life is a call to be heavenly-minded. Sometimes people misinterpret this to make it look like if you are heavenly-minded, you may lose all that pertain to life on earth here. Ponder over the conversation that went on between Jesus and His disciples in our passage for today.
Jesus re-affirmed that the believer’s inheritance in Christ is intact. No man can touch it. He even went on to assure them that their inheritance in Christ was not limited to what anyone today thinks he is sacrificing to follow Jesus. Whatever you have left to follow Jesus, you gain several fold in this life, and Jesus adds what you did not think of – a life of eternal joy and peace with Him when all life here on earth is over. Nothing can beat that!
1. Give praise unto God who has made sure that whatever good and worthwhile things anyone left to follow Him will be multiplied back unto him/her.
2. Ask for grace to hold on to see God gradually reward your faith in Him.
3. Father, please help me to continually focus on you and Your faithfulness
I declare in the name of Jesus that whatever I gave up for Christ I count as nothing. None of them will compete with my love for Christ. I live this life with great hope because of God’s faithfulness. I am confident that what God has in store for me is most valuable and I choose to pursue that to the glory of God.