We all follow someone
We follow them on television, radio, the internet or some grocery aisle magazine. Someone has peaked our interest or impressed us with their talents or words – so we follow them, some even stalk. Yikes!
It was no different in Bible times. People in Jesus’ day followed Him everywhere. Take a look at one scripture I found to give you an example.
Matthew 19:2, “Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.”
We’re not talking one or two
It wasn’t a couple; it wasn’t ten or twelve. Large crowds followed Jesus. They saw the miracles He performed. They heard His teaching. Many knew the disciples who accompanied Him – No Twitter account or Facebook page, no celebrity star or million dollar contracts. Just Jesus from Nazareth.
“Nazareth? Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
Here’s what struck me about the scripture passage
We follow famous people on various social media and television outlets all the time. Folks, do you want a shot of truth in the arm?
Not one of them died for our sins on the cross.
Not one of them can offer us eternal life, yet we spend hours and hours following them around as if they hold the key to our future, our eternal destiny.
Jesus died so we could live
Jesus died on the cross, and He offers us eternal life, yet we spend very little time following Him if at all. He DOES have the key to our future, and it’s FREE!
Why does a movie star or television celeb grab more attention than the Savior of the world?
Something to think about – Next time someone asks you to follow them, ask yourself if you are following Jesus first.
In His Service,
Jeanette Duby, The Teaching Lady
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