You Can’t Outgive God
If we give our all to God, what will we get in return? (Matthew 19:23-30)
23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. 24 I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”
25 The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.
26 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”
27 Then Peter said to him, “We’ve given up everything to follow you. What will we get?”
28 Jesus replied, “I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne, you who have been my followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.
Like Peter and the disciples, you may not have much money to contribute; however, because of your faith, hope, and trust in God’s plan, you have given up everything to follow Jesus. When you consider giving $10 and receiving $1000—100 times as much--that is an extraordinary return. Oh, but when you give your life to Christ and follow Him, He provides everything you need and the gift of eternal life. What a wise, long-term investment!
In Acts 3:10, Peter and John encountered a lame man begging for money. Although, they didn’t have money to give him, they shared a greater miracle by the power of God. The man simply wanted something to eat; but, through the hearts of Peter and John, God blessed the man with something money couldn’t buy – his fully restored health.
God wants to use you. You cannot out give God. You can be the greatest now and then by surrendering to His will and His way. “With God everything is possible!”