To most of the people reading this blog, being a disciple of Jesus will not put your life in jeopardy. Few of us will ever know what real persecution for the sake of Jesus is. We won’t know what it’s like to gather in secret to worship and learn about Jesus. While thankfully that isn’t our reality, this blessing of freedom is not without consequence.
Because our faith puts us in no peril, we are prone to laziness and selfish pursuits. Serving Jesus becomes a secondary focus. We must consciously decide if following Jesus is worth it all, or if we will only give lip service to that commitment. It has often been said, but bears repeating here: Jesus is either Lord of all or He isn’t Lord at all.
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