The last will be first, and the first, last

Matthew 20:16
Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalms 145:2-3,8-9,17-18; Philippians 1:20-24,27; Matthew 20:1-16

There are many areas in our lives where some of us have taken a wrong turn …

We are living in a time of taller buildings but shorter tempers,

Wider freeways but narrower viewpoints,

Higher incomes but lower morals,

More knowledge, but less wisdom,

Fancier houses, but broken homes,

Conquests in outer space, but not inner space,

Learning to make a living, but not a life,

Adding years to our life, but not life to our years.

We spend too recklessly, drive too fast, laugh too little, anger too easily, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, reach out too seldom.

While all the above may not be true of some of us, some of the above might well be true of all of us.

Summoning His twelve Apostles, Jesus gave them a precise set of directions for their mission in life as His followers, saying, “You received without charge, give without charge” (Mt. 10:8).


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