New leadership always brings a new set of values. Jesus chose His 12 Apostles, and from the start He lets them know that there are some values they will need to give up and new values they must pick up. There are things about life they will have to unlearn. Jesus’ coming is the handwriting on the wall for the kingdom of the world. He is bringing in a new kingdom and it’s values are completely counter to the way the world seems to work. If we are going to follow Jesus, then we have to recognize that what looks like the blessed life in this world may in reality be a curse.
Scripture: Luke 6:17-26; Daniel 5; Col. 1:13, 3:2-3