Wednesday, April 30, 2014

day no. 12,973: singing an entirely different tune‏

Luke 19:37-38

37 Now He came near the path down the Mount of Olives, and the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles they had seen:
38 The King who comes
in the name of the Lord
is the blessed One.
Peace in heaven
and glory in the highest heaven!
This same crowd within a week’s time would be singing an entirely different tune. That song would sound more like, “Crucify Him! Crucify Him!”
Many of the same people who gladly welcomed Jesus into their life at the beginning of the week were crying out for Him to be crucified and buried out of their sight by the end of the week.
Would you say then given the full body of evidence that those people loved and truly followed Jesus? No. Just because they welcomed Him at one point doesn’t mean they followed or loved Him.
They got excited about Him for a short season and then fell back into life as usual.
Do not make the same mistake.
Do not assume the same posture.

Just because you may have been excited about Jesus at one point in your life does not mean that any current apathy or rejection of Him is acceptable. You’re not a disciple if you only followed Jesus once upon a time. You’re a disciple if you are following Him now.

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