The last may become the first

“…many who now are first will be last, and many who now are last will be first.” These are the words of Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:30. Jesus was talking to his disciples.

In chapter 20 of the same Gospel, he says, “So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.”

Jesus expresses a truth that we see in today’s world. Millions of people around the world who start off as first end last; and millions of others who start off last ended as first.

While this is comforting to those who are last now, it can be worrisome to those who are first. If you are last now, know that it is possible for you to be first tomorrow. What it takes is hard work, dedication, determination and prayers.

But if you are first, you have to watch out or you end up last.Those who are first and sit on their laurels, or adopt bad, destructive habits, usually end in mud.

It can be something to celebrate if you start off last and end first, it can be sad to start off as first and end as last. Therefore you have to be very careful that this does not happen to you. Rather, if you are last now or if you have been last, resolve to end up as first.

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