Today’s devotion is based on Luke 13:29,30; “People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”
Why would he say that? Often those people who are last in this world recognize their needs. They tend to humbly call out to God for help and rescue. They welcome Jesus’ salvation. But those who are first in this life often believe the lie of their self-sufficiency. They are self-reliant to the point of being self-righteous. They are so full of themselves that there is no room for God.
Here is the good news: If you feel like a spiritual outsider, someone God could never love—know that Jesus came to save just such people. He came to save you so that you who deserve to be last can be first.
Please pray with me; Lord Jesus, thank you for welcoming me into your family. Please show me what it means to be accepted by you. Amen.