Best Always

It is always best to follow Jesus.

It is better first, last, and at all times to do the will of Jesus.

  - Attributed to Comghall, Rule (Irish, 8th century)

Jesus said to him, "If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!"

  - John 21.22

In every situation it is better to do the will of Jesus. But what is the will of Jesus? To follow Him. What does that require?

To follow Jesus is to become a servant of others, as He was a servant for our salvation (Phil. 2.5-11).

To follow Jesus is to move toward people in their need and not simply to wait for them to search you out (Lk. 19.10).

To follow Jesus is to hold out the Kingdom and call people to seek it, as Jesus did throughout the course of His ministry (Matt. 6.33).

To follow Jesus is to obey God's Law and to encourage others to do the same (Matt. 5.17-19; 1 Jn. 2.1-6).

To follow Jesus is to depend continuously on the Lord, maintaining an attitude of prayer and ready to respond however He by His Spirit might lead.

To follow Jesus is to relate to others as one who desires to edify, equip, and enable for ministry (Matt. 28.18-20).

To follow Jesus is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and your neighbor as yourself (Matt. 22.34-40).

To follow Jesus is to be immersed in Scripture and to depend on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matt. 4.1-11).

At all times, in every situation, no matter the context, it is always best to follow Jesus. Today you will face many choices and make many decisions.

Pray that they will all find you following Jesus.

T. M. Moore, Principal

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T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in Essex Junction, VT.
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