February 15, 2015

The Disciples’ Question

After the rich young ruler demonstrates that his love for his possessions is greater than his love for the Lord, Peter asks a vital question: “Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?” What does it mean to have treasure in heaven? Are those sacrificially faithful to Christ rewarded?

Matthew 19:27-30 – “Then Peter said to Him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed You; what then will there be for us?” And Jesus said to them, “Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or farms for My name’s sake, will receive many times as much, and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last; and the last, first.”