Tuesday 20 November 2018


Dear Friends,

Today I intend to draw your attention toward something about the dichotomy between body and soul, and I believe it will prove very useful to you.

There are people in this world who consider their body as their enemy due to the weaknesses attached to it – weaknesses which come in the way of achieving spiritual perfection. They are quite ignorant about God’s purpose behind giving us our body.

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Jesus has something very important to say in this respect:

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Jesus wants you to make it a priority of your life to attain to the Kingdom of God or the Kingdom of Heaven and the righteousness of God. So far as you are driven by these goals, God has committed Himself to fulfill all your physical needs without fail.

One day when one of Jesus’ disciples asked Him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?”

Jesus’ reply was: “Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man (Jesus) sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for My sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.”

Dear friends, this little book does not afford scope for explaining in detail what Jesus meant when He talked about ‘the renewal of all things’. However, it suffices for now to say that anyone who sacrifices anything for Jesus, Jesus is going to repay a hundred times as much when the appointed time comes. Not only He will give hundred fold for anything that you forsake for His sake, He will give you eternal life.

In other words, you have reward both in this life and the life that is to come after death. And the reward that we shall get from Jesus will be infinitely greater than anything that we might ever sacrifice for Him. He is God and will repay us like God. We are human beings and, therefore, are bound to give like humans.

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