Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday, March 6th: Numbers 35-36; Mark 10:1-31 ~ Kezia

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Numbers 35-36; Mark 10:1-31

Our life here on earth so very short. Although it might seem as though minutes are passing as hours, and the week is dragging on forever, this earthly life is so small in the big picture. 

If you take a long rope that extends forever and ever, and you tie a small knot at the very beginning of this rope, that is your whole entire life on earth. Just the length of that small knot. The rest of the rope is either everlasting life with God in heaven, or death in hell. Human life usually lasts around 80 years, yet all those years only account for less than an inch on your everlasting rope of life. The choice of where we want to go for the rest of the time on our rope is ours to make. 

Sometimes it may feel as though being a Christian is hard, unfair, and not as fun, and we often let ourselves believe it's not worth it. Let's remember why we live differently and stand out from the crowd. 

29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.31

Jesus reminds us that when we suffer even the hardest of days here on earth, we will be given so much more in heaven. Why would we want temporary riches on earth when can have everlasting riches in heaven?

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Deuteronomy 1-3; Mark 10:32-52


Nathan said...

Good reminder for us to focus on permanent riches in heaven instead of temporary riches here on earth. We'll be there alot longer than we'll be here.

Conrad said...

The same verse stood out to me too. Definitely a good reminder to stay focused on the long term benefit!

Jody said...

Such a great reminder! It's so easy to focus on the temporary and distracting life here. But it's so fleeting! Thanks for this.

Tammy said...

Great post Kezia! We can never be reminded too often that we need to live our lives through the perspective of eternity.