February 21, 2020

The Hidden Treasure in Surrender

“Then Peter spoke up, ‘We have left everything to follow you!’ ‘Truly I tell you,’ Jesus replied, ‘no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.’” – Mark 10:28-30 As always, I love Peter’s honesty. In response to Jesus’ remarks about the rich young man and the difficulty the wealthy encounter entering the Kingdom of God, he somewhat fearfully blurted out that he and the other eleven gave up everything they had to follow Him. What would be in it for them now? Obviously concerned about their choice, the Lord knew that his friends needed clarification, so He offered them a promise. He assured them that everything

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