Wednesday, July 28, 2010
My hope today is that all who read these words will come to know Jesus Christ for whom he claimed to be. It is the most important and fundamental acknowledgment one can make in this life-time. Jesus told some folks that unless they came to know whom he claimed to be, they would surely die in their sins. It is when you understand and come to embrace who Jesus is - is when you will be transformed from an individual with a death-sentence to one who truly has a wonderful future ahead of him. (I am not saying that your life will be easy.) One man wanted to follow Jesus and said he would go wherever Jesus would go. Jesus told him that foxes have holes in the ground and birds have nests, but the son-of-man has nowhere to lay his head. Jesus was telling the young man that in light of this fact, he might want to re-consider what he was proposing or intending to do. You may say to me, “Mark - you telling me Jesus told this guy not to follow him?” No, I am pointing out that Jesus was telling this person you need to give serious consideration to the choices you are making. We all need to give consideration to the course of life we pursuit. Straight is the way and narrow is the gate that leads to eternal life and very few are they that find it; but, wide is the road and broad is the way that leads to destruction and many are they that travel down it. IF you are traveling down the road (or broad way) of life that most people are, you really need to reconsider that the majority, that you are following, may not be moving in the Right direction… then make a change (in direction). Another way to say to make a change is to repent. Repent means to change the direction you are going. If you are reading this and have questions and want to communicate privately with me, you can do so by sending me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a blessed day!