What it costs to follow Christ

o He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God. Luke 18:29 (NKJV)

World Changer: Jesus was always exhorting His disciples to maintain a close relationship with Him and with God His Father.
He knew of the difficulties that many people would have to leave everything to take up their cross and walk as true Christians and the best example is the rich young man who asked Jesus, what could he do to inherit eternal life?
After Jesus explained the commandments to him and this young man replied that he had obeyed all that, then Jesus clarified that one thing was missing: sell everything you have and give it to the poor and you will have treasures in heaven; Come and follow me.
Hearing this, this young man became very sad and left because he was very rich (Luke 18: 18-23).
Jesus then declared how difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of heaven and that it was easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. And it was not because of the amount of money but because of his love of money and that this was his god (Luke 18: 24-25).
*Just as the disciples, we the born again Christians let us put God in first place and look towards eternity because there we will enjoy of the true riches that God has prepared to the ones that love Him, left everything here on earth and looked for the kingdom of God and His justice as a priority in their lives and that is why they will hear from our Heavenly Father: well done faithful servant, enter your eternal home (Matthew 6:33, Matthew chapter 25).
Today is your day of salvation if you receive Jesus in your heart because He is your hope of glory and your victory to change the world (Romans 10: 8-13, Colossians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 57). Hallelujah.

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