Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."
~ from John 6:66-69 (NKJV)
In the joy of discovering words of eternal life, we may think our troubles are over. Jesus tells His followers to expect trouble.
Words of eternal life call us not to self-fulfillment, but to glorify God. Followers learn from the Master's example to serve and bless rather than curse and forgive—and to love those who seem unlovable.
The disciple who abides with the Master is promised not just a share in the heavenly treasure, not just a crown, but to share in our Lord's glory! Whatever our blessings or difficulties in this world, our reward is in the next.
"Many will follow Jesus as far as the breaking of the bread,
but few will stay to drink the cup of his passionate self-sacrifice."
~ Thomas Kempis
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