by Moody Adams

The two greatest surprises in Heaven will be that those who first in this world will be last and those who were last in this world will be first!

Don’t be discouraged. Even if you hold a lowly position in this world, even if you are in last place, don’t let it get you down. What is happening here is temporary and is about to quickly change. In the world to come, those who have sacrificed for God will be the wealthy superstars:

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That you which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that has forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first” (Matthew 19:28-30).

WISDOM KEY: “But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first” (Matthew 19:30).

Hannah was a very sad woman because she had no children. She wept and cried and made a vow of sacrifice to the Lord: “O Lord of hosts, if you wilt indeed look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me, and not forget your handmaid but wilt give unto your handmaid a man child then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life”(I Samuel 1:11). God heard her petition and gave her a boy. How much more shall the sacrifice of His children be rewarded.

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