The Light Daily Devotional – What Shall We Gain?
Focus: What Shall We Gain?
WORD FOR TODAY
It is not possible to serve God without leaving or giving something. All men who became great for God in destiny were those who gave their best to God!
“Then Peter said to him, “We’ve given up everything to follow you. What will we get out of it?” Matthew 19:27 NLT
Every man goes on in life with the orientation of getting something. A man after 38 years of active service for an employer receives a gift of a television and a promise of gratuity (N4m) in no time. As for him; that is all he will get after using the best and most important part of his life to serve.
Apostle Peter in our text came to a point of asking a crucial question after a critical analysis of the sacrifice they made following the Lord. But the Lord assured His disciples that they shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life (Matt.19.29). There are several fishermen in the time of Peter who were not known because they did not follow Jesus!
Abraham at 75 followed God and at a point had a need to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac; by the virtue of this, he became the father of faith and paradise; the habitation of the saints was named after him. Your reward will come from whom you give your best. What the world gives is perishable but what God gives is eternal. You cannot follow God with all sincerity and run at a loss; He will never forget the labour of your love!
+ Who takes the best of your life?
Prayer Point: Lord! Strengthen me to give my best for the glory of your name in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Main Emphasis: Give your best to God in everything because your life and eternity depend on it!
Have a Gracious Friday!