Tuesday, September 11, 2018
I NEVER KNEW YOU
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.Many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matthew 7:21-23)
The Bible says in Luke 6:46, “Why call ye me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things I say?”Jesus comes straight ahead and He says, “Why call ye Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and not do the things I say?” “If you call Me, ‘Lord’ it means that you’re willing to Follow Me and Obey Me. But if you’re not going to follow me, don’t call Me Lord.” You’re wasting your breath, and deceiving yourself.
It is an insult to Jesus, to say, “Lord, Lord” fervently and to be too busy and active to withhold true allegiance and submission to Him; to retain control over our own lives and to allow our own opinions and arguments rather than those of scripture to control what we do and how we do it.
The greatest insult to Jesus Christ is a will that is not completely and entirely surrendered to Him. However great our offerings and sacrifices, however wonderful our works in His name, it will benefit us nothing if we are not truly committed to God the Father and Jesus Christ
Does Jesus know you? Does he know you intimately? Or are you just kidding yourself? Hard questions, but Eternally Important questions.