And another also said, “Lord, I will follow You, but let me first go and bid them farewell who are at my house.” But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
-Jesus says that anyone who puts his hand on the plow (follows him); then let’s himself be distrusted is not fit for the kingdom of God. Fitness is a result of working out. Working out our salvation in Christ allows us access to the kingdom realities of the Father. Our deliberate evil acts of ignorance in the name of grace draws up back into perpetual sins which delay some blessings in our lives. We have to set our priorities right. To prioritise between bidding farewell to others & burying the dead or following Christ. In seeking first Gods kingdom & His righteousness all other things are added unto us. Jesus said “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; & My Father will love him, & We will come to him and make Our home with him (John 14:23). The kingdom of God is about indwelling of the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit, Who integrates us into His kingdom model. The kingdom of God requires one to keep His word i.e. application of understanding & knowledge of the Word. For without application of wisdom; one remains the same & is not a true follower of Christ.
We humbly beseech You Lord our Father, with thanksgiving in our hearts. We welcome You into our hearts to make Your home with us. We are not willing to look back, help us. Strengthen us in our process & progress of salvation; & cleanse our thoughts & hearts from all unrighteousness. We give You all the glory, honour & praise, now & forever. Amen
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