Thursday, October 27, 2005

Humble yourself

In Matthew 19:21-

Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”

Jesus was not asking a lot from this individual, just like he doesn’t ask much of individuals today. However he asks that he humbled himself. This is one thing that individuals today still have a problem with.

However

In Matthew 19:23-24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. “And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

We all know that not all rich people rightfully inherited their riches. Greed is one thing that can make any person not enter the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:25-26

When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord. Most would say that is easier said than done. However if you think about it. It all makes sense. You don’t have to be rich in order to be saved.

Now I am not a Mathematician, however I can understand a simple concept. That forever will always be greater than anything less than forever. We are not made to stay on earth forever. And we are not tempted forever. We only have to face these temptations and sins while we are on earth.

It is your decision whether or not you want to be saved. It is your decision if you want to humble yourself in the sight of the lord. But just remember that He who humbles himself self in the sight of the Lord will be forever praised. Jesus knew that it would not be an easy task to do. But with God all things are possible.

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