Not Everyone Who Calls Me Lord

Jesus knew that when you become a popular leader some will try to latch on to your name and cause for their own purposes. “Not everyone who calls me Lord,” he said, “will enter the kingdom of heaven. Only those who obey.”

Being a Jesus-follower is a discipline, a practice. It is something you do every day.

Do you follow someone by what they say. Do you watch and see if their actions match their words? Perhaps you follow a professional sports team. The owners talk constantly about building a winning team, yet once again the team is hopelessly mired in the second division.

How gullible are you?

True Believers are often the most gullible people on the planet.

Today’s culture spreading from 1920s Hollywood to the country and then to the world worships media stars. Often those who grab the headlines are not the best role models.

Those who do the hard work of being a disciple of Jesus seldom are recognized publicly. Maybe later, people will say, “There was a true follower.”

Don’t be gullible. Don’t be shallow. Do the work of peace, justice, service, reconciliation. Don’t just call out the name of the Lord, but do his will.

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