Jesus tells you: follow me

Something interesting happened when Jesus called his disciples for the first time, and that is that He told them to “follow me” and most simply left what they were doing and followed the Master. For example:

And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him.

Mark 2:14

Here we can notice how with a single word, “follow me”, this man leaves his job and follows the Master. Others needed a little more persuasion to be able to follow the Master:

And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Matthew 8:21-22

As we can see, there were also people who wanted to follow Master but were not willing to give it all up right away. The expression “let the dead bury their dead” seems to refer to the fact that he had to leave everything if he really wanted to follow the Master.

Today, beloved brother, we want to ask you, what would you do if what happened to Felipe happens to you?:

The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

John 1:43

Philip was one of those who immediately believed in the call of Jesus of Nazareth, so much so that he went to tell Nathanael:

Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

John 1:45

Nathanael was so incredulous that he said “Can something good come out of Nazareth?” But when Jesus met Nathanael, the Master spoke of Nathanael and Nathanael was surprised because the Master spoke as if he knew him and the Messiah told him “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Only for this Nathanael began to believe and Jesus told him that he would see greater things like that.

Beloved brother that you are reading, if you ever had this opportunity to receive the Master’s call, would you be one of those who followed it once or would you be one of those who made excuses to follow it later? If you still do not follow the Master, we invite you to do so today.

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Turn us back to You, O Lord
A thousand will fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not come to you

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