The “Me First” mentality has always existed, although it seems more widespread today because of social networking. What’s in it for me? is a plank in the “Me” platform.  Coupons, perks, benefits. It’s human nature to go with the best deal. If the perks don’t match the effort, the job seeker looks elsewhere.

Christianity has taken a step in the “Me” direction, asking for a description of perks before a commitment to be a disciple of Jesus. Scripture answers with…

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” (Psalm 103:2, Holy Bible, King James Version).

Beyond that, Jesus said these are more than lifetime benefits—they extend into eternity.

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also,” (John 14:2-3, Holy Bible, New King James).

What’s in it for me? Eternal life.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, no matter what ups and downs may come, I will follow You. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore

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