What Jesus Did! 'You Can't' — Luke 18:28-30

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Peter said, "Look, we left everything we had and followed you!" Jesus said, "I tell you the truth. Every person that has left his home, wife, brothers, parents, or children for God's kingdom will get much more than he left. That person will get many times more in this life. And after that person dies, he will live with God forever."
— Luke 18:28-30 NLT
Illustration of Luke 18:28-30 NLT — "Look, we left everything we had and followed you!"

Key Thought

No matter what we may give up for the sake of the Kingdom and to honor the Lord, it will be nothing compared to what God has promised us. Bottom line: we cannot out-give God! When our motives are to honor him, to bless his people, and to empower the work of the Kingdom, then we can be assured that God will not forget!

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you so much for your generous grace. I also want to thank you in advance for your generous reward and abundant blessings that lie ahead. I ask, dear LORD, that you help me not let my passion and desire to honor and to bless you be diluted by life's challenges. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 8:17-19
  • 1 Corinthians 2:16-17
  • Matthew 6:5-6


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.