HIGHER EVERYDAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019
TEXT: “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: 29).
A paradox is a statement which is difficult to believe or goes against general belief. The bible is full of such and it takes spiritually discerning minds to understand and respond positively to them. How can you cast your bread upon waters because you will find it after many days or save your life and lose it but lose your life and save it? Any man who desires to be first, the same shall be last and servant of all! Paradox of life indeed!
Put on your thinking cap and apply our text to the story of Moses in Hebrews chapter 11. Had he chosen to become Pharaoh’s heir, he would have either perished in the plague of the first son or in the Red Sea. Thank God, he chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a season. As a youth you must be ready to forsake so many things for the sake of the gospel. How willing and prompt are you to forsake all to purchase the pearl of great price?
Earthly loss, heavenly gain by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
CHALLENGE: Sell all to purchase the pearl of great price.
QUOTE: Forsake all to buy the pearl of great price.
PRAYER: Give me a consecrated, surrendered heart, Lord.
FURTHER READING: Matthew 13:44-46
Source: Higher Everyday Daily Devotional