Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
-Food for thought day 259-
• Matthew 16:25-26
• John 3:16
The reason why Satan was cast out of God’s presence was because he was seeking his own and not the best of God’s Kingdom. Anytime your will rises up against the Will of God for your life, you’re being selfish. The reason why love is the law of God’s Kingdom is that it makes you put others needs before yours; that is the cure to selfishness!
“For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting]. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]?”
Matthew 16:25-26 AMPC
Many end up losing their soul because of selfishness. You were saved by Jesus Christ to look after the best of others. Your joy in Christ is complete when you understand God’s purpose for sending Jesus to earth and also seeing it being fulfilled in people’s lives.
“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
John 3:16 AMPC
Jesus Christ came to seek and save that which was lost. He was not self-seeking, but seeking the best of others.
It was because of love that He came, and that is the same purpose why He gave His life for your redemption. That’s why trying to gain the world’s goods at the expense of loving and helping people to make heaven will not only cause you to lose your life but will make you end up in hell.
It’s because of selfishness that many will not make it to heaven. As believers in Christ, we’re called to love and not to be selfish.
Remember: the cure to selfishness is love!
Don’t stop loving people!
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and act!!!!!