November 09, 2022
The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them. (Mark 14:16
Everything in your life is determined by what you believe about Christ. Who you become, what you will know, what you will accomplish—even where you spend eternity—is driven by your faith, or lack of faith, in Him.
No one should believe in one who fails to live up to their word. If you think someone is untrustworthy, it would be foolish to trust them. This is why all of Christianity depends upon the reliability of Christ.
ONE MORE REASON TO BELIEVE
The early disciples had left everything to follow Jesus. Everything about Him engendered faith. Every word He said, decision He made, and teaching He delivered gave them more and more reasons to follow Him with no reservation.
As He neared the end of His short earthly life, He sent a few of His followers into Jerusalem to prepare for the Passover meal. He gave them detailed instructions, telling them they would find a man with a water jar. They were to follow him into a house.
“And wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is My guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” And he himself will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; prepare for us there.” (Mark 14:14-15)
They had learned by now to trust this One who turned water into wine and raised the dead. They followed His directions implicitly and immediately.
The disciples went out and came to the city, and found it just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover. (Mark 14:16, emphasis mine)
Everything was “just as they had told them,” and it always is. Upon this reliability stands all of creation and all of human history. He speaks, and it happens. He commands, and it is true. If there were ever a single incident where a prophecy was unfulfilled or a promise undelivered, our opportunity for faith would cease. We trust Him because He is utterly trustworthy.
This was true of Christ as He lived as a man on earth because He walked in perfect sync with the Father. Everything He said and did was God-initiated. Christ’s words were the Father’s words, His steps, the Father’s steps, and His actions driven by Divine direction. For all eternity, the Father, Son, and Spirit moved as one because they were (and are) one.
You can trust Jesus. If He promises You eternal life, He will give it as you believe. Life and life abundantly are ahead. All the promises of an eternal heaven (and hell) will be just like He said.
The great tragedy will be those who distance themselves from Jesus, foolishly doubting His word. Those who fail to believe in this life will forever abhor their pride. But those who humbly follow will find everything just as He said.
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