A Greater Reward
And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. -Matthew 19:29
Be encouraged! Life is hard and the choices we make to follow God often separate us from the people and things we hold very dear. Whether we choose to move forward without someone, life is thrown at us with no control over our situation, or we offer up our possessions to help someone in need, none of it goes unnoticed. Our return will be greater! God has stored up, for us, treasures we can’t imagine, and when we live our lives for Him, we are remembered and paid in full for the sacrifices we endured. When we choose God and give up the things this world holds dear, we will pay a price on earth, but our reward will last an eternity!
Take Job, for example, he gave up his family, his crops, his livestock and his home. Through all of his suffering and sacrifice Job continued to trust that God was in control. He trusted that his loss was being used by God and that he would be taken care of. He paid a huge price on earth and in the end he was given twice as much as before.
Who or what have you given up lately and how well have you trusted God with it?