Follow Jesus? What’s In It For Me?


followPhilippians 4:19 “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

A rich, young ruler approached Jesus and asked what everyone else wanted to know, “How do I get eternal life?” The Bible says Jesus reminded him of the Law of Moses. I imagine the young man’s eyes lit up, “I’ve done all of that!” Then Jesus added one more thing, “Sell all that you have, give the money to the poor and come, follow me.”
Usually, we focus on Jesus’ instruction to sell his belongings and give the money to the poor, but we don’t often consider what Jesus said next, “Come, follow me.”
So much blessing is buried in those three words. In that simple phrase, while instructing the man to forsake his worldly treasures, Jesus also invited him to receive all that he could ever desire or need. Jesus well could have said, “Come, and I will feed you and five thousand others. Come, and I will call you my friend and my family, you will never be alone. Come, and I will teach you. Come, and I will wash your feet. Come, and I will protect you—even when they come to arrest and kill me.

We will never give up or lose anything that God has not provided in Jesus Christ. He gave everything for us and to in His perfect Son.

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