100 Times More

“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.
(Mark 10:29-30).
I was re-watching Narnia yesterday, and the last scene reminded of Jesus’ words. At the beginning, Edmond was tempted to betray his family for the promise of being a prince in her cold harsh kingdom. We know the story of his betrayal and how Aslan saved him. However at the end, Edmond received what the witch promised but 100 times more in property, authority, friends and happiness. He became a king of Narnia.
This is a great reminder. The promises of God yield so much more prosperity, property, friends and blessings than the deceptive lie of sin. Rather than trying to receive blessings by stealing them by an illegitimate way and by your own small effort , receive them in faith and watch the powerful effort of God’s love make that part of your life a king of Narnia.