Jesus, when He began His ministry in Galilee, called people to follow Him. He didn’t use oration to convince people to follow Him. Jesus lived the gospel and people saw this in Him. When He called people to His side, Jesus simply said, follow Me. It was up to the individual to respond. People saw in Jesus the answer to their problems. After they responded, then Jesus began to explain what the gospel means. Jesus is still doing the same with us. He called us to follow Him. When we responded, did we know what the gospel meant? No, but we had hope that all of our problems would be taken care of. And guess what, they are. Our will is to do what we want, but our life in Christ is to follow Him. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus hunted for us to come back to the fold. He pulled us out of the thorns and brought us back to life. So, what am I talking about? I’m talking about following Jesus, not charting our own course. Following Jesus isn’t always the easiest course to follow. But it is the right way to go. The freedom that Jesus gives us is only in following Him. We get set free from sin and it is euphoric. The weight of sin is taken off of us and we are then able to follow Jesus. Is there ever a day that we don’t need to repent of our sins? No, we aren’t perfected yet. When we see Jesus face to face, then we will be perfect and have the promise of salvation. Until then, we are to follow Jesus all the way home. He is the only one who knows the way home.
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