Where You Go, I Will Go

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If you want life in its fullness, don't be distracted; keep following the author of life.

Pray:

You are the desire of nations and of my heart. Help me see nothing is worth holding if it comes between me and You.

Read:

Matthew 8:14-22

Reflect:

What challenge is Jesus posing?

Who is Jesus? That is the question that the writer of this Gospel is trying to answer. He wanted his readers to understand that Jesus' healings (15-17) were evidence that Jesus was God's servant king described by the Old Testament prophet Isaiah (17; Isa. 53:4). Of course, once we understand who Jesus is, we are faced with a decision: Will we submit to this king or not? Are we "gung ho" (19) or reticent (21) about following Jesus?

The "gung ho" teacher of the law (19), aware of Old Testament prophecies, may have been anticipating a triumphant Messiah. Jesus delivers a reality check (20). If Jesus left the glory of heaven for an itinerant life on earth, then his followers should look for security, not in the places they live or in the families or friends they live with, but in Christ alone.

Following Jesus is not a one-time decision either. It is a daily choice. Jesus' words to the follower who is dragging his feet (21) may appear harsh, but his meaning is clear: If you want life in its fullness, don't be distracted; keep following the author of life.

Apply:

Look at your own priorities. Consider what is keeping you from total obedience.

Pray:

Lord, the very best thing in this world becomes my enemy if it is a distraction that takes my focus from You.

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