Matthew 20:16New International Version (NIV)
16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
- We may need to grow more in generosity and freedom from our need for money, in which case financial doors may close.
- We may need to grow in humility, in which case grandiose wish. Fulfillment doors will be closed.
- We may need to grow in our ability to delay gratification, in which case the ” Right now” door may be closed.
- We may need to grow in our ability to love our enemies or even our more prickly friends, in which case the “Lord change him” door may be closed.
- Many doors that look large to us are small to God and many doors that look small to us are very large to him.
- In God’s Kingdom , small is the new big. In God’s Kingdom , the way up is down and the way to living is dying.
- So we are called to never despair, no matter how small our lives look or how many doors that we desperately wanted to go through appear to have closed.