May 23rd –

Matthew 16:27

Matthew Henry once said, “A true disciple of Christ is one that does  follow Him in duty, and shall follow him to glory.” Before Jesus ascended to be with the Father, He left instructions that all who follow Him must take up His Cross. That means we not only continue in His work of spreading the gospel, but also share in His sufferings. For the Devil protects His own. And as the world hated Jesus, it will also hate those who love Him. Like Jesus, we too will face persecution, hatred, and some may even lose their lives. But worldly circumstances are nothing compared to the glory that awaits those who endure until Christ’s return. And on that illustrious day when the Son of Man returns, He will wipe away every tear, and reward every good work!