MANY WHO ARE FIRST WILL BE LAST
The OT prophets looked forward to the time when God would establish his kingship on the world. Their hope was a hope for a divine revolution. Jesus announced the coming of this great revolution when he told people in Mark 1:15 that The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.
The Lord Jesus had in mind a spiritual revolution that will affect people’s hearts, their relationship with God and their relationships with each other. Like any revolution, this is going to stir up a lot of people. Many things will be turned up side down. Matthew 19:30 gives us an idea of the extent of the change that is about to take place.
Matthew 19:30. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
This sentence will be the object of our study today. Many who are first now will be last. Conversely, many who are last will become first.