HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
First I belong to Christ alone and follow Him in everything
Romans 14:8, “For if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.” We who are true believers don’t belong to ourselves, we don’t own our lives, we don’t do our own thing, we don’t take time off from the church, we don’t take vacations from God, we don’t take breaks from Jesus, we live and die for Him, we are His.
2 Corinthians 5:15, “He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” We don’t live for ourselves anymore, we live for Him. We don’t do what we want anymore, we do what He wants. Our lives are now His. Jesus said so clearly in . . .
John 10:27, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Those who don’t follow Christ and live for Christ in everything are given some frightening and pointed warnings.
Luke 6:46,” Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven; but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.” Get this right, friends–if you don’t follow Christ, you are not His child. And when you fail to follow Christ, you are broken over it, confess it, repent of it and in your heart, you wish you had followed Christ.
Yes, you are saved by grace, and you live by grace–but your life will want to follow Christ because you belong to Him. Do you have a conviction that your life is no longer yours, but His? All true Christians follow Christ–and if you are not following Christ, then you need to repent or admit you are not His child.