“A Call to Follow”
Wednesday, April 10.
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”
At least one other religion refer to Jesus as a prophet. Jesus is not consider the Son of God. This is because many people are not resolute in their faith. They questioned Jesus being the Son of God because they do not know him that well. Peter, Jesus’ disciple knew him well and called him Christ. Peter had been around Jesus many times. Peter knew the wonders our Lord worked. After Peter confessed Jesus, Jesus tried to explain the kind of mission he was involved in.
Jesus was clear about the mission he was involved with because Jesus told them that anyone who followed him must denied himself. He must take up the cross and follow him. We lived in a culture where we love comfort to pursue comfort, satisfaction of our desires above all else. To deny oneself and follow Christ feels like death and rejection. Is that what we want to do? This is what Christ calls us to do. Are we ready today?
Memory verse: Luke 9:18.
“If God is all you have, then God is all you need” (John 4:8).