Dec 24

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Socrates and his Servant

Socrates had a trusted servant who, seeing others giving presents to his master, came to him one day and said, “Because I have nothing else to give you, Master, I here give you myself.” Socrates saw the earnestness of the servant and said, “Do so.” After Socrates bestowed upon him gifts, and advanced him to the head of his servants, he called him one day and said, “I now give you back to yourself better than when I received you.”
That is the way God is with us. We give our life to Him and He immeasurably improves our lives. Peter worded our thoughts for us when he asked Jesus, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?“ So Jesus said to them, …everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.” (Matt 19:27-29.) Jesus revealed that such a follower shall, not only have heaven, but shall have marvelous blessings in this life. By leaving your ways to follow Jesus’ ways, He gives you back a better you—a better person, a better spouse, a better parent, a happier heart, a joyful journey, a sure security.
We may think, in leaving our wants in exchange for living for God, we are giving too much. But no one can out-give God! Never.

Gary Henson

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