Driven by Eternity DAY 10
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter
the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 7:21 NIV)
Could you imagine your spouse saying to you, “I promise to be faithful to you, along with all the rest of my lovers … but you will be first”? Would you accept this level of commitment? Of course, you wouldn’t. Yet this is exactly what many people try to say to Jesus. (John Bevere)
Jesus doesn’t want second place in our lives or even a shared first place in our lives. The King of kings and Lord of lords is King of kings and Lord of Lords, and it’s right here where so many of us make a critical mistake. A lot of people want God’s pardon but not God’s presence in their lives. It’s a critical mistake because without God’s presence we can’t know God’s love, power, wisdom & purpose. Without God’s presence, this Christian life is impossible, and we will become defeated trying to do His thing without His presence. But, Jesus doesn’t take second place because it’s His presence with His passion that drives us or leads us, into eternity.
How is Jesus Lord of your life? How would you encourage someone to make Jesus Lord of their life?