Receiving more

RE Verse reading–Mark 10:17-31 (day seven) “No one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age–houses, brothers and sisters and mothers and children, and fields, with persecutions–and in the age to come eternal life”  (vs 29-30)  It is a mystery.  Loss for God is gain.  “I have suffered the loss of all things. . .that I may gain Christ”  (Paul–Philippians 3:8)  No one makes any sacrifice in keeping with the will and request of God that is not multiplied and returned.  Jesus saw this principle in operation.  Perhaps He had in mind Peter’s new family–the worldwide church.  New fields and brothers and problems were now available for his use, if not his ownership.  By following Christ, he had become a rich man in a wide world.  He had received more.  We all do.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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