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Do You Live for Jesus?

March 31, 2022 Save Article

PRAY OVER THIS:

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’”

(Matthew 25:40)

PONDER THIS:

When you do something for one of the brothers of Jesus, it’s just like you have done it unto Jesus because His friends are our friends. If you love Jesus, you’re going to love what Jesus loves. And if you don’t love the brethren, certain conclusions are in order.

The late, great Vance Havner was a Baptist preacher from North Carolina, full of wisdom. Here’s what he said: “When I see a bird that looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, paddles in water like a duck, and prefers the company of ducks, I conclude it must be a duck!”

When you see people who live like the world, dress like the world, act like the world, and prefer the company of the world rather than the company of God’s people, they’re of the world! If you love the Lord Jesus Christ, you’re going to love what Jesus loves, and Jesus loves the Church. He loves the brethren. His friends are our friends—“…as He is, so are we in this world” (1 John 4:17).

  • What evidence does your life give that you are “of Jesus”? “Of the world”?
  • What changes is God calling you to make to move closer to Jesus today?

PRACTICE THIS:

Consider the changes you feel God leading you to make. Take concrete steps toward change today.

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