After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. (Luke 5:27-28 ESV)
После сего [Иисус] вышел и увидел мытаря, именем Левия, сидящего у сбора пошлин, и говорит ему: следуй за Мною. И он, оставив всё, встал и последовал за Ним. (От Луки 5:27-28 Russian)
O God Most High ~ thank you dear Father in heaven for the sensational gift of life that takes us residence in our mortal bodies made from the base elements of this earth. Be merciful to everyone whose soul finds refuge under the shadow of your wings. We wholeheartedly praise your inspired word that accurately guides those who are searching for truth and eternal life. Send us more servants like Matthew who dropped what he was doing and followed Christ. Forgive us for the times we have clung to worldly happiness in favor of serving our blessed Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister