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Walk the journey with Jesus, not alone
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Some today are making life’s journey without Jesus. They have never realized how much He is needed in each and every person’s life. Others believe that if one member of their family is religious then that is enough for the whole family. This simply is not true, for each person is accountable for themselves.
Look at this passage: “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad” (2 Cor. 5:10). Every person needs to have Jesus with them in the journey of life. While it is a personal thing, it must also be seen that all men are to follow Jesus the same way. The gospel message preached in the time of the apostles is the same message that is to be preached today. God is not a respecter of persons. When Peter was sent for by Cornelius he came to this realization that all men are able to come to God (Acts 10:34).
It is by obeying the gospel that we get Jesus in our lives. We must obey even as those who heard the first gospel message preached obeyed. Peter told them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost…And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls” (Acts 2:38, 40-41).
Imagine no matter what comes your way if you are making the journey of life with Jesus, you need not fear, the pitfalls of life. Remember David’s words, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever” (Psalm 23). David had so many trials in his life, even times when he sinned against both God and man, he knew to put his trust in God.
God offers us the opportunity to walk with Jesus, but the choice is ours. “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). God provided the only sacrifice for sins, Christ. He has provided all that pertains to life and godliness (Jno. 3:16; Heb. 10:10; II Peter 1:3). It is up to us as individuals to either obey God or reject Him.
“Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 7:21). Let’s make life’s journey walking with Jesus.
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