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DAY 26

Read: Luke 13:18-35

In a study of world religions, the idea of the first being last and the last being first is nowhere to be found. Except in one . . . in Christianity.

Only in Christianity are we told that “being first” in this world doesn’t mean much in the broader scope of eternity.

There are more important things than simply being first. And yet, we still strive for all that is more. For bigger and better. For smarter and slimmer.

But in God’s kingdom, the last will be first. So what does this mean for us? For today?

It’s okay to strive for excellence in all we do, but no earthly accomplishments can merit our worth. Our worth comes from our Maker. We are good because He is good, and He made us, and He called us good.

The “last” of this world are the humble — the ones who may or may not have accomplished “significance” in earthly eyes, but they live a life of a selflessness, a life of otherness.

And that is my prayer today. I pray that God will continue to show me what it means to live for others.

Denise J. Hughes

A lover of words and the Word. Author of #DeeperWaters and the #WordWriters Bible studies.

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