“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (Proverbs 14:12 NIV)
The right way to go is following behind Jesus. I’ve talked about the production of “Jesus” the last few days. The reason is because it was so well done in my opinion. I love Jesus in the show. He was always smiling. Wherever He went He was smiling and loving people, with ease. The only exception is when the Temple was turned into a marketplace. Jesus got mad then, and even in that moment, He did not sin. If you want to know the right way to go in your life, follow Jesus.
If you want to know the right way to go in life, follow Jesus.
Jesus’ disciples were always following along behind Him as they traveled. Sometimes one of them would walk beside Him as they were discussing something. But they couldn’t all walk beside Jesus at one time, the majority of the time they were following Him. And when they were following Him, they were going the right way.
What does it look like to follow Jesus today? The same way it looked for the disciples. The difference is, they had Jesus in person to follow. We have Jesus’ example to follow through the words written by the disciples after His death. We have John’s words of his experience following Jesus. We have Peter’s words, Mark’s words, Luke’s words, Matthew’s words. We can get to know Jesus through the words of those who followed Him closest.
Influencers is a term in today’s world which means someone on social media who has a large following. Because they have a large following, they influence the people who follow them. When people follow someone on social media, they read their posts, they look at their pictures and they watch their videos or live events. They do this so that they can learn everything about the person they are following. The more the person likes the influencer, the more they will do all of those things.
Jesus is our influencer. The Bible contains posts from His followers. People who knew Jesus intimately and want us to know Him in the same way. Jesus’ followers lead us straight to Him in all things. They give the glory to Him, not to themselves:
“This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.” (John 2:11 NIV)
The disciples saw Jesus’ glory first hand. When we follow Him, we’ll see it too. We can follow Him, just like the disciples did. One step at a time. If you want to know the right way to go in your life, follow Jesus.
Question of the Day:
Who is the influencer you are following in your life?
Further Reading: Judges 9:22-10:18 NIV, Luke 24:13-53 NIV, Psalm 100:1-5 NIV, Proverbs 14:11-12 NIV