Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Fierce, Fearful and "Would Be" Followers

Matthew 8:21 KJV
And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

Matthew 8:26 KJV
And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

Matthew 8:28 KJV
And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

This chapter contains the sketches of three sorts of people that approach the Lord
The fierce
Vs 28
The key to these men is that, though they seemed fierce, they were in fact in need. Sometimes those we made be most afraid of might be the ones who are most in need of our ministry. 

The fearful
Vs 26
The Lord often places His people in situations that seem impossible.  The fact is that He is capable of blessing through the worst storms of life. 

The “would be followers”
Vs 21
There are many would be followers of the Lord but there is always something they must do first. Though they might sincerely wish to be faithful to Christ it never happens. Other things always seem to crop up and always seem to demand the attention before they can be faithful. As long as anything can demand your attention before God you will never be faithful. 

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