Good Morning Hearers!
Mark 10:26-31 - And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. 28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
They were astonished out of measure because they assumed that all the good they did with their “stuff” would earn them brownie points with God.
The truth is that salvation is a God thing – He alone grants it, so it’s Him we ought to serve.
The disciples brought up the fact that they had left all to follow Him. Jesus replied that they would get it back in this lifetime.
So, don’t ever think that the Lord is unfair in that all that you have done here there will not be a reward here for it.
Proclaiming, Revealing and Restoring...Until All Have Heard.