March 11th, 2018
Borrowed Womb, Borrowed Tomb, and No Place Called Home
Matthew 8:19-22 (KJB) And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
Yes, there is a real cost to serving God. Any man can personally receive the gift of salvation. However, choosing to walk daily with Him requires personal sacrifice and a sincere love affair with Him and to detest the nature of sin, and separate from the material things of this world and have an allegiance with God.
Genuinely choosing to follow God requires a man to be humble, to agree with the holy nature of God, and to serve Him from his whole heart, regardless of circumstances and events about them, or without regard to whatever he must lay down in serving Him.
Jesus Christ left the opulence of Heaven to serve God on this earth. There was not a proper birthing place for Mary to bring Him into this world or a proper burial site for Him to be buried according to the standards of the world. However, Jesus Christ was eternally rich according to God’s estimation despite anything He lacked in this world.
A man and woman of God often must leave behind or do without material possessions in this world as they choose to pick up their cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23). This does not mean they are paupers, or miss out on God’s best. Rather, they receive the absolute best God has for them as they serve Him bringing Him all the glory and honor.