I think I am making a reasonable request of Jesus. It seems logical to me. Surely Jesus will understand.
Jesus is having none of it. Jesus is in complete control and must be my first priority. Nothing else matters. PERIOD!
Another follower said, “Master, excuse me for a couple of days, please. I have my father’s funeral to take care of.” Jesus refused. “First things first. Your business is life, not death. Follow me. Pursue life.” | Matthew 8:21-22 (The Message Bible)
Is Jesus first in our lives? That is the essential question. If not, what is first? What is our priority over Jesus?
- Is it our family?
- Is it our jobs?
- Is money, wealth and stuff we can buy?
- Is it sex?
What is it?
It must be Jesus. Jesus demands to be Master and King. Jesus is in control. I must accept that or I can’t be a disciple of Jesus.