Read it : Luke 21
Live it :
Following Jesus is not easy.
In today’s reading we can see that life is difficult, and being a follower of Jesus is even more difficult. But as difficult as it is, it is absolutely the best way for us to live.
Even in this warning, Jesus tells us not to worry (verse 14). Don’t worry about the difficulty, because the Holy Spirit will guide us and direct us. And above all, don’t worry about the difficulty, because there is a victory above the difficulty (verse 19).
Instead of worrying about the difficulty, follow the example of Jesus.
Hebrews 12:2 NLT
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
We face the difficulty of life with great joy, knowing that ultimate victory awaits each of his followers.