I’m working on a message that I have titled, “The Fickle Follower.” In Luke 9 there is a large crowd following Jesus. He takes the opportunity to teach them and to test them to see how committed they really are to follow Him. Several said they would follow, but they told Jesus that they had something else they needed to do and then they would follow Him. Jesus is saying to them and to us, if you agree to follow me, it won’t always be easy. He says, If you want to follow me, we will have to evaluate and change our priorities. Jesus says, If you want to follow me, you need to put me first in your life. He tells us in Matthew 6 that we need to quit worrying about the everyday things of life and “Seek Him first.” He tells us to count the cost of following. We all know the story of the rich young man who wasn’t willing to give up his possessions to follow Jesus. His possessions were his priority and he decided the cost was too high.
So what does a fickle follower look like? It is the person who is untrustworthy, unreliable. It is the person who isn’t willing to keep God and Jesus first place in their life. Following Jesus is not always easy. Following will cost us something and we will have to make some hard decisions if we are to be faithful followers.
When we are trying to decide if we will be a faithful follower, remember the cost Jesus paid on the cross for you and I.
Remember the cost God paid as He sent His only son to die for us. Following Jesus won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it.
God Bless you all and see you Sunday. “Keep Spurring.”