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Why this is important: Jesus wants us to accompany him. Jesus wants us to go where He has gone and is going. Jesus wants us to follow Him. We can’t serve Him without accompanying Him, going where He is going. That is how we learn as a disciple.

Let’s get this in context here. Jesus is talking about His death and resurrection. Jesus wants us to go there as well. We are to die to ourselves and our sin. We are to be resurrected to a new life in Jesus.

That is where Jesus wants us to accompany Him.

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. [1]

John 12:24-26 (ESV)

  • What should I do? I should, daily, hourly, minute by minute, die to my desires. I must follow Jesus. I must obey my Master. I must be His slave.
  • What is the good news? If I die to myself and devote my life to serving Jesus, I will be with Jesus. I will receive honor from God. I will receive a great reward.
  • Jesus challenges me and gives me my goal. I am to be reckless in my love. I am to let go and let God. There is a huge result from dying in the resurrected life I lead with Jesus.

God’s goal: Jesus is clear. We are lose our life for Him. We are to give up what we want and focus on the will of God. Our attitude will follow our prayer of “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. AMEN!

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[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Jn 12:24–26). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.