Saturday 11 November 2017
St Martin Of Tours.
Romans 16:3-9, 16, 22-27. Psalm 144(145):2-5, 10-11. Luke 16:9-15.
I will praise your name for ever, Lord — Psalm 144(145):2-5, 10-11.
‘We have left everything and followed you.’
The disciples feel very vulnerable at this point, but Jesus wants to comfort and encourage them of the decisions they have made and would continue to need to make. Jesus doesn’t promise his disciples material wealth but the blessing and joy of knowing God and the peace and unity he grants. It is a hundred times more, even in this life, as well as unending life in the age to come.
Following the Lord may cause you to leave what is familiar but it always involves his care and his blessings and an encouragement to continue trusting him in spite of the difficulties.
No earthly good or possession can match the joy of knowing God. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with the joy and knowledge of God’s personal love.