WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?
Luk 6:24 “But trouble is coming to you who are rich, because you have received your comfort already.
Luk 6:25 “Trouble is coming to you who are well filled with food now, because you will be hungry. “Trouble is coming to you who laugh now, because you will mourn and weep.
Luk 6:26 “Trouble is coming to you when all the people speak well of you, because their ancestors did the same things to the false prophets.
reversal of fortune
Jesus was speaking to an audience with a history of holiness, but without the holiness. He was speaking to a society with a legacy of loyalty, but without the actual loyalty. Riches and comfort had taken the place of God in their lives. But he warned of a coming judgement in which the fortunes would be reversed. The haves would become the have-nots. This was a very effective evangelistic strategy, because even the rich and comfortable tend to worry about losing what they have.
The disciples did not have riches or the comforts of life. But they staked their eternal future on what they did have: a relationship with Christ. Do you have that?
LORD, thank you for giving us what we can not lose: eternal hope in you.