Today’s passage says this: “Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.” My brother, my sister, let’s not be among those who will be surprised, let’s get ready now. The way you live today determines your eternity. The Bible says, the apostles kept repeating the same things to the people (Philippians 3:1). Why? Because many of us are stiff-necked, many of us are rebellious, many of us are still not walking according to the principles of God. We know how to say , May your Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven… how can that kingdom come on earth if we still don’t want to live according to God’s principles?
Yes, God’s Kingdom will have many surprises. Some who are despised now will be greatly honoured then; some influential people here will be left outside the gates. Many people who are “great” in God’s eyes are virtually ignored in this world. Yet what matters to God is not a person’s earthly popularity, status, wealth, heritage or power but but his or commitment to Christ. My friend, you may even know how to quote all verses of the Bible, if your commitment is not real, whatever you do is still meaningless before the Lord.
Why is commitment important to God? Because our commitment to Christ makes our values match those of the Word: as we put the Lord first in our lives, our priorities change inevitably and surely we will one day soon join people from all over the world who will take their places at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven. My friend, don’t be surprised tomorrow, be committed to Christ today. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.