Following Christ 2
by Ivan Ho 1 Jan 2022
In the world as well as in the church we often hear F words like Faith, Favour, Fruitfulness, Forgiveness and so forth which surely are what most people would embrace in life. However, there is one word which seems to be much less talked about, and that is the word ‘Follow’ even though our Lord Jesus mentions it multiple times. The truth is, if we don’t learn to follow, ie, follow God, all the things we try to pursue in life would ultimately be in vain.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 16:24-26 NKJV
So what does it actually mean to follow Jesus?