Foxes and Birds—Day 5
Matthew 8: 20
“The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
As we conclude this week’s devotional series, let us meditate on the One who put forth the challenge—The Son of Man.
Jesus, the Son of Man, heaven’s perfect man and the only one who could fulfill God’s redemptive plan for humanity. This Man had no place to lay his head.
The Man, who came on a mission that was clinched at Calvary because He remained faithful to the mission in spite of the cost? That Man had no place to lay his head.
The Son of Man, the one who left his throne in glory to experience first-hand our pain and grief, that Man had no place to lay his head.
Isn’t it something that the One we claim to follow lived His earthly life with hardness and we insist that our lives be much better and easier than His? What makes us so special that we experience an easier road than our Savior? Why is it that often in the church we look for special perks for our accomplishment?
As students, we follow in the footsteps of our teachers so that we might be able to learn how to master their teachings. As believers we do not fully understand our teacher if we are not willing to pay the cost of discipleship.
Jesus lived a life of simplicity. It was the will of his Father that nourished him and filled him with passion.
Question: Are we filled with passion when it comes to carrying out the will of God?
Question: Is living life on the edge with Christ appealing?
Remember, “The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
Question: Are you following in his footsteps?
Lord, gives us the courage to pay the cost of discipleship and follow You, Amen.