Thursday, November 14, 2019

Do we really want Jesus?

Do we really want Jesus, or simply what He can DO for us? Many, even some I know personally, have gone through the motions of praying, walking the aisle, or even baptism, yet all they really wanted was healing, momentary comfort, or relief from a troubling issue in the life. There is and never was a commitment to follow Christ as Lord and Savior! What a scary thought . . . to publically and verbally say one wants Jesus but not really mean it. What if they really believe Jesus has saved them from eternal salvation? Asking Jesus to be Lord and Savior requires commitment and sacrifice, not simply words a walk!

Do we really want what He offers? Do we really want Jesus?

One must know only confess and repent of sin (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10, 1 John 1:9), but commit to follow Christ. Here from Jesus Himself:
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,  saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?  Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?  Or else, while the other is still a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks conditions of peace. So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.(Luke 14:27-33)

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to
enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:23--24)
Think about it . . . .

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