THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Life is full of rhetorical challenges.
For instance, when we're angry with our children,
we ask, "Do you WANT me to spank you?"
One lady had the perfect rhetorical challenge for her husband.
She said, "Every time I even MENTION meat loaf for dinner,
he takes me out to eat!"
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it:
and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Light from the Word.
It seems that God is determined to challenge us
throughout the Bible.
God challenges us to be different from the world.
In our text above (Matthew 19:29), Jesus challenges us to make
Him the CENTER of our lives.
Nothing or anyone should be more important to us than Christ Himself.
We should plan our lives around Him in the center.
And everything we do should relate back to Him.
In a marriage, the singular and most central part of the ceremony
are the VOWS of commitment.
We should think of ourselves as the "bride of Christ."
We are built upon commitment to Him!
The above verse is a challenge of our commitment to Christ.
It is a challenge of our love for Christ.
And it is a challenge of our faith to trust Him as our Sole Providor.
Are YOU up to the challenge?