“If Following the Lord Jesus Was Easy, Everyone Would Be Doing It “
What do you think? Is this a fair thought?
I believe we humans naturally in our sinful condition take the roads of least resistance.
We face many pressures in our lives and we like to take shortcuts that are easier to navigate.
Following the Lord Jesus is not so easy to do
Please read the following verses.
38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’
39 But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.
41 If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?
47 And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?
48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
What you just read, doesn’t come naturally. We must learn to live this way.
At the same time, we are not asked to live this way by ourselves.
Whoever will believe the Lord Jesus Christ, has a helper, the Holy Spirit to help us live the way the Lord Jesus wants us to live.
I am so thankful and appreciative of this truth.
Lord, please help me please You, Amen
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing