Jesus Didn’t Waffle
Today’s lesson came from Pastor John Mark out of the book of John, chapter 15 and in its most basic form Jesus taught that “we should love God and love others” and that is a difficult concept for “bible thumpers” to grasp and neigh impossible for non-believers.
Jesus calls us friends when we obey his commands.
Jesus said in John 15:12 – “This is the law I give you: Have love one for another, even as I have love for you.” NIV
In John 15: 17 – “So this is my law for you: Have love one for another.” NIV
As believers we too must understand who we are in Christ then we too will be able to live in the fullness of his power and with his authority over the sin that abounds around us. We will then be able to make godly decisions and intentional action for God.
Matthew 28: 18-20 NIV – 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We are reminded in 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 NIV – “12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”
We must ask God to reveal to us our gift so that we can use that gift for God. Before we can begin we must establish our relationship one-on-one first with God, then with one another.
Jesus didn’t waffle or flip flop on issues of his day and neither should we. Jesus had the advantage of knowing who he was and who his Father in heaven was. He didn’t use idle words, nor seek to impress anyone. He constantly said he was about his Father’s business.
The most important decision we can ever make is to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. That decision although freely made will cost you everything and will require total commitment with no room for compromise and no looking back.
A life without Jesus is no life at all.
I don’t have all the answers in life, but I know the answer and his name is Jesus! – I am the Real Truckmaster!