YOU SHOULD EITHER BE FOR OR AGAINST CHRIST, ECWA DEVOTIONAL
TUESDAY, 4 AUGUST
TEXT: MARK 8: 33 – 38
TOPIC: YOU SHOULD EITHER BE FOR OR AGAINST CHRIST
His decision to follow the Lord Jesus Christ is a total surrender of one’s whole self to his Master, Jesus Christ. This reminds me of this old song: “I have decided to follow Jesus x2, no going back x2”. In the passage, the Lord presented His sacrificial programme in which He offered Himself to be crucified. This did not go down well with Peter, His disciple. Thus Peter had to call the Lord aside and rebuke Him. But the Lord, knowing the reason and importance of His mission, considered that Peter was misled by the devil to mislead his Master. Therefore, the Lord challenged the disciples’ position as His followers. They should be ready to lose their lives for the sake of Christ. It is quite unfortunate today that some church ministers claim, teach or preach that true believers should always be healthy, rich and live at ease. What a great contradiction? This false teaching is contrary to Biblical truth, especially this passage. Therefore, we must be ready to follow Christ in every circumstance. However, we should trust the Lord for His intervention and enablement.
QUESTION: Are you for Christ or against Him?
PRAYER: Lord, I commit myself to serve You in every circumstance.
ECWA Food For The Day, 2020