“May We Run God’s Business Wisely for Our Eternal Profits 為著我們永恆的盈利，願我們有智慧地經營神的企業“（Luke 路加福音18:28-30）
Peter said to him, ‘We have left all we had to follow you!’ ‘Truly I tell you,’ Jesus said to them, ‘no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.’
The Twelve Apostles may have their unique reward (such as a special place in judgment, the honour of helping to provide a singular foundation for the church and a special tribute in the New Jerusalem) but there will be universal honour for all who sacrifice for Jesus’ sake. Whatever has been given up for Him will be returned to us many times over (being spiritual in its fulfilment rather than physical), both in this present age, and in the age to come eternal life. God will be a debtor to no one. It is impossible for us to give more to God than He gives back to us. Having and keeping the heart of a giver will keep us from being corrupted by riches.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have granted us free will to choose and yet we need to be responsible for our choice. Your grace is enough to save whoever believe in Lord Jesus alone and follow Him for salvation, even saving those rich people provided that they are able to put you first, not their riches. Help us to appreciate and experience ways of receiving our reward of giving up for Jesus’ sake many times as much such as joy in the Holy Spirit, peace of conscience, the sense of your love, contentment, etc. Amen.