Daily Scripture Faithfulness, Commitment, and Submission : Part 4

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and from his joy, he went and sold all he had and bought that field.  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; and finding one pearl of great value, he went away and sold all that he had and bought it.  (Matthew 13:44-46)

If anyone wishes to come after You, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow You.  For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Your sake and the gospel’s will find it.  For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?  (Matthew 16:24-26; Mark 8:34-37; Luke 9:23-25)

Many who are first will be last, and the last first.  (Matthew 19:30; Mark 10:31)

Whoever wishes to become great among others must become their servant, and whoever wishes to be first among them must be their slave.  (Matthew 20:26-27; Mark 10:43-44)

Who is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?  Blessed is that servant whom his master finds so doing when he comes.  (Matthew 24:45-46)  

By Your grace, I want to hear the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.  Enter into the joy of your Lord.”  (Matthew 25:21)

If anyone wants to be first, he must be the last of all and the servant of all.  (Mark 9:35)

Whoever receives a little child in Your name receives You, and whoever receives You receives Him who sent You.  For he who is least among us all is the one who is great.   (Luke 9:48)

From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.  (Luke 12:48)

Whoever does not count the cost and renounce all his possessions cannot be Your disciple.  (Luke 14:28, 33)