"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Let God Be First

        Today's Communion verses are from Matthew 19.  "I solemnly tell you: those who have left everything and followed me will be repaid a hundredfold and will gain eternal life."  This is another paradox.  To give up your own life for Jesus' sake and you will live.  To forge your own desires and follow his wishes and you will be free.  To deny yourself and you'll be accepted by him.  To be meek and humble and you'll be exalted.  These are different ways of saying more or less the same truth.  Make sure that God always comes first and you'll be right behind him.     

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