Spiritual urgency

RE Verse reading–Matthew 8:18-22 (day five)  “Follow me and let the dead bury their own dead” (vs 22)  It is something I forget about Jesus.  His calm urgency.  His awareness that spiritual opportunities pass quickly by and never return.  Ordinarily, family concerns were a high priority for Christ.  “Honor your father and mother” (Exodus 20:12)  “Woman, behold your son”, he said, taking care of His own mother from the cross. (John 19:26)  But family concerns must always come second to the call of the Spirit.  The world is too lost for us to make family first.  It was second to the Lord Himself.  It must be  second to His followers.  How else can missionaries accept assignments that separate them from normal family relationships and responsiblities?  Hard to  hear but still eternally true, “He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me.  He who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:37)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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