“The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Matt 8:20
Mind you, there is no easy road to discovering this. But it’s only when you have nothing that you realize the Lord is all you ever needed. And when you get this revelation that comes by way of heartaches and a heavy brokenness. Liberty and freedom beyond understanding comes like a flood. It’s part of the economy of the Kingdom of God that Jesus wants us to get. But we must first be broken free from the shackles of this world.
In our wealthy economy, we look over this passage above and think ‘poor homeless Jesus’. While Jesus was exemplifying total trust in God the Father’s provision, and the example of what right relationship to God is suppose to look like.
Jesus challenged the rich young ruler, but the young man was trapped by his possessions (Luke 18:18-23). Jesus also explained in the parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:22 that “Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.” John says in his epistle (1 John 2:15) says, “Do not love the world nor the things in the world If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
Somehow I don’t think I need to provide much more commentary on these passages on this concept. I will say this, it’s unfortunate that we have not taken these words seriously and reaped the benefit of them. They’re meant for our liberation. Not for our punishment.