April 1, 2009
What Will You Do With Jesus?
Jesus is the most important and controversial person in all of human history; His name stirs up virulent hatred in some people and radical devotion in others.
Jesus claimed to be the Son of God. As a result, every person on earth must decide what to do with Him. He didn’t leave us the option of ignoring Him or washing our hands of the matter. There are really just two choices: believe Him or reject Him. Rejection will result in judgment and eternal separation from God (John 3:18), but Jesus promises eternal life to those who trust in Him.
Believers must also decide what they will do with Jesus after salvation. Faith in Him isn’t just the way to eternal life in heaven; it is also to be our way of life here and now. If we believe in Jesus, we will:
- Follow Him. Christ’s sheep hear His voice and submit to His leadership.
- Worship Him. As we grow in our love for and trust in the Savior, our natural response will be to adore and praise Him.
- Share Him. We should want everyone to know this wonderful God who rescued us and transformed our lives.
- Look for His coming. To be with Jesus face to face is our greatest hope and joy.
This life is only a breath in comparison to the time we’ll spend with Him in eternity.
If you have never made a decision about Jesus, the best time to do so is right now. And if you already are His follower, look for ways to demonstrate your faith in Him today. Train yourself to be on the lookout for opportunities to obey Him, worship Him, and share the good news with others.
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