23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?”
26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
27 Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”
28 Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
New Life Christian Fellowship – Concord CA
Observation: So often I hear “rich” and “hard” as “money” and “impossible.” What is catching my attention today is I am rich in so many other ways and if I don’t realize those ways, even they can make it difficult for me to experience the kingdom in the present.
Action: On this day I will write a list of five riches I have. Next I will say, “Thank You,” and let the kingdom begin to break in. Next I will find one place to intentionally invest one of those riches in someone so the kingdom breaks into that place some way too.