"Concerning the works of men, By the word of your lips, I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer. Uphold my steps in your paths, that my footsteps may not slip." Psalm 17:4,5
IN JESUS TODAY!
Why should we follow Jesus? Because when we follow Jesus, not only will he make us "fishers of men" as we have read,
"Then said he to them, Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Mathew 4:19
But more than this, another of the many reasons that we should follow Jesus is so that we avoid destruction! There are so many benefits to following Jesus, of them the two most important are, first, that we will receive eternal life in heaven and this is our ultimate goal, and second, that we are kept from the path of the destroyer. What does Jesus mean by this?
THE TWO PATHS...
Jesus knows that there are two paths that an individual can elect to follow, there is the path of righteousness by which Jesus leads us, with it's reward of many blessings, and there is the path of the destroyer by which Satan and all who follow him attempt to lead us, whose reward is eternal damnation and everlasting punishment, as we read,
"And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." Mathew 25:46
Jesus makes the way for us to avoid destruction, it is through him, by following him and every word that he speaks to us that we shall dodge destruction and inherit eternal peace and prosperity! His word leads us,
"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
By his words Jesus keeps us, when we listen to and follow Jesus our path remains far away from the path of the destroyer and we will never flirt with disaster!
Following Jesus is much more than a job, a ministry, or a purpose, it is the path of safety for our soul!