19 A scribe approached and said to Jesus, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”Matthew 8:19-20
20 Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
Today’s Bible Quote of the Day Reflections
Jesus is today teaching us about the sole reason as to why God created us and placed us on earth. Our number one mandate in this world is to serve God by proclaiming His Kingdom.
Jesus tells someone that “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” This was meant to tell us that in our quest to serve the Lord, we should be prepared to accept suffering for the sake of God’s Kingdom. When we resolve to serve God, all our needs will be provided for by our creator just like the birds of the air and the fish in the sea.
Most of us usually think that our day to day life is more important than the core mandate of our very existence. God created us to Know Him, Love Him, Serve Him and Glorify Him all the days of our lives.
Jesus tells us today not to be distracted by the actions and utterances of others who despise our mission to serve our God. Also, we should not revenge against anyone who hurt us while we serve God because revenge is not for us but for God.
We should also not be distracted by anything else while we are on the course of serving God. It may sound rude for Jesus to tell us that we should not bury our dead or departed loved ones or we should not bid our family and friends goodbye when embarking on a journey. But the salient message here is, do not give other people or things more preference over God.
Let us today know that Knowing God, Loving, Serving and Glorifying Him is our core mandate and our priority over other worldly affairs that preoccupy us.
Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Trinity, we love, serve and glorify You above all things. Help us to stick to this core mandate that You created us for and give us the strength to decline the invitations from the evil one to deviate from this supreme mandate. Amen.