A DEEPER LOVE...
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
AT HIS TABLE:
So now a few questions will follow this. Most people that read this scripture are aware that Jesus calls them friend, and that He has laid down His life for them, but the questions will involve a personal reversal. First since we know that He has done this for us, we must ask ourselves will we do this for Him?
Jesus laid down His life, a perfect, and Holy life in order to make a way for His friends, who are not so Holy and perfect to come and live with Him and His Father in Heaven for eternity, making a way for us all to be saved from a life of damnation. Most people know this that He was in this world with us, and He gave His life that we can come to His Heaven to be with Him. Back to the question,
“Will you do this for Him…?
This requires more than a “yes” in word. It requires actions to follow, will you take the actions to lay down this worldly life and all of its desires, passions, and pride of life, lust of the eyes, and lust for the flesh, known as creature comforts to some? Are you willing to give up all the fancy cars, new homes, and high paying positions, and everything that this world offers in exchange for a new spiritual life living with Him, and In Him?
This is exactly what He has done for us, and even more, this is a deeper love than what we can understand. Laying down this world for Jesus doesn’t mean life is over, in fact it means a greater life has begun! As Paul has said,
“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but dung, that I may win Christ.” Philippians 3:8
Are you willing to count all of this worldly gain as loss so that you may have Jesus in your life? This is the question of a deeper life in Christ.
This that greater love that Jesus gives to us!