Sunday, 9 November 2014

Childlike trust.

As I read through Matthew in The Message, I'm struck by how practical Jesus' teaching was. 

The first part of this chapter is all about marriage: how to live in marriage well, but also recognising that it is not for everyone. 

Then he talks about just how to LIVE: 
simply, like a child; 
sacrificially, as one who puts God before material possessions; 

I looked up the synonyms of 'trust': unsuspicious, innocent, naive, unwary.

It is, indeed, just approaching this gift of life with the innocence and trust of a child...Trust: and putting God first in everything...

"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. 

But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first."

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