Weekly Devotionalfor 1/16/2022
“And a scribe came up and said to him, ‘Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go” Matthew 8:19.
It’s over two weeks since the new year began and more than likely you’re among those who have already let go of any resolutions you declared you would keep all year long. Like Peter insisting that he would die rather than deny Jesus just hours before he would say three times that he didn’t know his Lord and Master, we too can be all talk and no walk. After all, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. The scribe in this passage insists that he will follow Jesus wherever He goes, and Jesus points out that it is a rough path to tread. Another disciple (meaning the scribe was one) had some essential business for this life to attend to first, but Jesus says that following Him requires every bit of time, energy, resources, and focus that a person has. Like the gym you no longer visit, perhaps the declaration of your baptism is looking more like empty words. In the hymn, “Where He Leads, I’ll Follow,” the words tell about Jesus’ great life, love, and rest that is worthy of following and that we will do so from this moment forward.
Will you follow where He leads or do you not mean what you sing?
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