Matthew 19:30 is a perfect example of Jesus' upside down economy. The world says the first will be first and the last will be last. But Jesus said, many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. The people we consider being first or winning at life include those who are famous, successful, attractive, wealthy... but many of them do not know Jesus and therefore, won't have an eternal address in heaven. The people that we consider being last are those who are poor, unsuccessful, sick, outcasts... and many of them will find Jesus and spend eternity with him. These are the kind of people that Jesus hung out with when he walked the earth. God doesn't measure success like the world does. In his eyes being successful is loving God and loving others. Jesus doesn't say that everyone who is first will be last, just many. There are certainly people who are successful and famous who love Jesus. So the moral of the story: don't get hung up on being successful the way the world measures success. Love Jesus and love others, then you will be first in heaven.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.