“Then Jesus began to tell them that the Son of Man must suffer many terrible things and be rejected by the elders, the leading priests, and the teachers of religious law. He would be killed, but three days later he would rise from the dead. As he talked about this openly with his disciples, Peter took him aside and began to reprimand him for saying such things. Jesus turned around and looked at his disciples, then reprimanded Peter. “Get away from me, Satan!” he said. “You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.” Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Mark 8:31-37 NLT)
Good Moring family, today we find ourselves in Mark 8:31-37. Jesus has just rebuked Peter for trying to reprimand him for trying to keep Him from telling the disciples of his death and the things to come. Then Jesus begins to talk to the crowed about What it Means to follow Him.
Sometimes we (myself included) are like Peter, God will tell us about the things that are about to happen and we will try to tell God that what He is telling us is not right, when we are the ones who are not right. When God is speaking to us, we need to take off our human glasses and put on our spiritual glasses, so we can see and hear what God is truly saying.
As you know by now, this Christian walk is not easy. There are many points on this road where we will not be comfortable. There will be things that God requires of us, and it will cost us some things we hold dear. The question that Jesus asked in verse 37 puts it all into perspective. “Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Mark 8:37)
Think about all that you have just read and take it in. Let it take root in you, and when the time comes that we have to give up a earthly pleasure for the Lord, we will be reminded of this passage of scripture. And also be reminded of what Christ sacrificed for our souls. I leave you with the question from verse 37. “Is anything worth more than your soul?” (Mark 8:37)
Much Love & God Bless
Please like, Comment, subscribe!
Song to Listen to: Great Is Your Mercy (Piano Instrumental) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0lRF_NoFDE