Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Greg Laurie Daily Devotions

Harvest Daily 04/05/05

  • 2005 Apr 05
  • COMMENTS



April 5

A Dangerous Place

 

If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me.

—John 12:26

 

What is the most dangerous place in the world?  A war zone certainly qualifies.  The jungles of Africa can seem very dangerous, especially at night, when wild animals run right through the safari camp.  You can hear animal sounds like you have never heard before in your life.  That’s a scary place to be.

 

But did you ever think that one of the most dangerous places you can be is right in church?  Attending church can be hazardous to your spiritual health if you are coming for the wrong reason. 

 

Why is it hazardous?  Because you are exposed to truth.  If you have no intention of putting that truth into practice into your life, your church can actually be one of the worst places to be.  It’s a dangerous thing to hear the gospel without any intention of applying it in your life. 

 

You may be fooling yourself.  Are you in church because other people are?  Are you going because it’s popular?  Or are you going to church because you have made the decision to follow Christ?

 

Jesus said, “ ‘If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor’ ” (John 12:26).

 

When I signed up to follow Jesus, I didn’t sign up to do what other people were doing.  I signed up to be His follower no matter what.  He will stand by you as you follow Him, and God will honor you.

 

Copyright © 2005 by Harvest Ministries.  All rights reserved.

 

Scripture taken from the New King James Version.  Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.  Bible text from the New King James Version is not to be reproduced in copies or otherwise by any means except as permitted in writing by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Attn: Bible Rights and Permissions, P.O. Box 141000, Nashville, TN 37214-1000.

 

 

Archives

Follow Crosswalk.com