The scripture for today is Matthew 19:29
Matthew 19:29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father and mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.
Jesus called His disciples to a life of service. In order to live a life of service, they had to literally forsake all that they had and follow Him. Jesus reminded them that the sacrifices made for the kingdom of God’s sake would not go unnoticed or unrewarded. In fact, the greatest gain is made through the greatest sacrifice.
The return promised for service to God is a supernatural outpouring of God’s blessings upon those who respond to His call. It consists of both natural and spiritual blessings. While we may give up natural possessions and relationships, we gain much more than we left. A servant in the body of Christ finds that the home that was left has been replaced by hundreds of homes around the world where he is welcomed as a resident among God's people, in the Lord’s service. The family relationships that were given up have been replaced by hundreds of brothers and sisters around the world who love and hold you up in the Lord’s work. Nothing is lost, but much is gained in service to the Savior.
In addition to the natural blessings which God bestows upon those who are His, the promises of His word are for those who, by faith, embrace the life of Christ, serving in humility and love. Those precious promises transform the life of the one who embraces them. The joy that is found in that transformation cannot be purchased with anything possessed by mankind.
“The “hundredfold” that Christians receive in this life consists in the joy of Christian fellowship and in the more real and intense satisfaction that comes with service for God. Paul speaks of “having nothing, and yet possessing all things” (2 Cor. 6:10).” The SDA Bible Commentary Vol. 5, p. 460 “For all things are yours.” 1 Corinthians 3:21
God bless you as you continue in His service.