Every person has some type of relation with the Lord. There are a number of descriptors that could be used to describe these relationships. There are six that quickly come to my mind:
- Passive rejection
- Aggressive rejection
- Mental acknowledgement
- Heartfelt devotion
Which type do you think best describes you? Most people fall into one of the first five categories. Only a few are found in category six, ‘heartfelt devotion’. Being a devoted follower of Jesus represents the ‘narrow way’ in scripture. Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14, NKJV).
The ranks of those who are indifferent or those who to varying degrees reject the Lord are immense. Those numbers seem to be growing with each passing day. The concept of ‘majority rules’ or determining what’s right by popular vote does not apply in the spiritual realm. As a matter of fact, it is quite the contrary.
I remember a saying from my boyhood days in Eastern Kentucky. “Any old dead fish can drift downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream against the current”. Are you drifting along with the crowd of unbelievers and the indifferent? If so, it will not end well for you when your days on this earth are over. “But the cowardly, unbelieving… shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8, NKJV).
“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.”
~ Brother Roy