Are You Following?


James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

None of us know how long we have to live on earth but we do know it is but for a little time.

Jesus makes it very clear we are to follow him. John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: If any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

How do we do this? We can’t physically get up and follow Jesus. So what can we do?  The answer can be found easily in Acts 17: 11 We read Paul and Silas travel to Berea and went into the synagogue of the Jews.  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things are so. 

How do we follow Jesus?

  • with all readiness
    • readiness: Quickness; promptness; promptitude; facility; freedom from hinderance or obstruction; as readiness of speech; readiness of thought; readiness of mind in suggesting an answer; readiness of reply.
  • search the scriptures daily

This doesn’t mean when you feel like it, when it might fit into your schedule, or only on holidays. This means 100% all of the time with eagerness, enthusiasm and availability.

Are you following him?

Luke 9:23 and he said to them all, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

1 Peter 2:21 For even here unto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.

Did you just read that…. 1 Peter 2:21?  Jesus suffered for us, each and everyone of us so we could follow him and have hope.

For we (Romans 8:24, 25) are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see NOT, then do we with patience wait for it.

Are you following him?

1 Peter 1:19-25

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Are you following him?