23Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 25When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, “Then who can be saved?” 26But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” 27Then Peter said in reply, “Look, we have left everything and followed you. What then will we have?” 28Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man is seated on the throne of his glory, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields, for my name’s sake, will receive a hundredfold, and will inherit eternal life. 30But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. (Matthew 19:23-30, NRSV)
The first will be last and the last will be first.
Makes me wonder what Peter thought he was going to get by following Jesus?
Do we follow Jesus for what we will be getting when He returns to judge the world? Is eternal life a prize we wait on or a life we enjoy now?
Don’t get me wrong, the benefits to come of life with God forever is great but eternal life is something I’m living now. Walking with Jesus everyday.
We should feel His presence with us all the time and know that is something to share with the world.