The cost of following Jesus and the rewards for it

There is a cost to following Jesus, but the rewards will be greater in eternity compared to what you have to forsake on this earth. Investing in eternal riches involves forsaking things on earth to gain things in eternity.
The time to follow Jesus is now. "Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near" (repent before it's too late, before Christ comes back to Earth to establish His kingdom and shuts the door of entry). Jesus is calling you today by saying, "Follow me now."

Matthew 8:18-22 (NLT):
"18 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he instructed his disciples to cross to the other side of the lake.

19 Then one of the teachers of religious law said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”

20 But Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.”

21 Another of his disciples said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”

22 But Jesus told him, “Follow me now. Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead.

Matthew 19:27-30 (NLT):
"Then Peter said to him, “We’ve given up everything to follow you. What will we get?”

28 Jesus replied, “I assure you that when the world is made new and the Son of Man sits upon his glorious throne, you who have been my followers will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then."

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