Today’s Bible Reading:
Genesis 31:17-32:12; Matthew 10:24-11:6; Psalm 13:1-6; Proverbs 3:16-18
“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it. (Matthew 10:34-39)
Then Jesus goes on to hit us in some of the most tender places for most-our relationships with family members. Do we love Jesus more than these? We may be faced with some of the most heartbreaking decisions of our lives when it comes to loving Jesus more than close members of our own family. But if we choose them over following Jesus He tells us in no uncertain terms that we are not worthy of Him. Whoever tells you that life will be easy once you believe on Jesus needs to spend some time with these verses.