Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Friday 7-24-09

Matthew 19

Matthew 19:27-29 “Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore? And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”

Aren’t we just like Peter? I mean we go about the things God has called us to and our primary concern is about what were going to get out of serving God. I heard a sermon recently on Paul’s warning to Timothy about “entangling himself with the affairs of this world (2 Tim 2:4). To me it seems like Peter had that problem, he was entangled with what he could get out of serving God, instead of just loving God and forsaking his own selfish wants, and desires. I know just how short I fall from simply loving God completely and not entangling myself with what I can get out of serving God. How about you: do you get entangled with what you can get out of serving God, whether it be monetary gain or men’s applause?


Lord help me to rely on your strength when I am tempted… Father help me to not entangle myself with everyday affairs… God please give me a love for you, so that I cannot serve the things of my flesh… Lord may I serve you out of love for you and not because of my selfish desires… Help me Father to walk closer to you each day…. Thank you for forgiving me even though I continue to sin against you…