As he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

Mark 2:14 (ESV)

For Matthew Levi, the call of Jesus the Messiah, whose kingdom will last forever, was of infinitely more importance than anything else in the world.

“I heard him call, “Come, follow,” That was all.

My gold grew dim, my soul went after him.

I rose and followed, that was all.

Who would not follow if they heard him call?”

(H.W. Longfellow)

Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 20

Bible in One Year: Luke 19 1-27; Genesis 32-33; Psalm 25