SOLD OUT TO THE WORD!
Beyond celebrating Jesus as a historic figure, we must be able to take a cue from what He did (Phil. 2:5). We are not just beneficiaries of Christ’s sacrifice, we are imitators of Christ’s sacrifice (Eph. 5:1-2, 1 Peter 4:1-2).
In following the will of God, at times you have to let go of privileges;
• You must be ready to let go of people’s opinions and acceptance. John 6;36-41.
• You must be ready to be laughed at. Luke 8:52-53, Matt. 5:11.
There is a doctrine of shame in consecration, you must be willing to appear as a fool in really following God. Heb. 12:2.
We are in a world that doesn’t smile at being a Christian. Jesus however was counter to the culture of His day. If you are going to follow God as you should, you must be sold out to God’s Word. Romans 12:2, 1 Cor. 2:7.
And hey, the Word of God is a delight (Psalm 1:1-3). Psalm 19:7-9 describes the way to see God’s word. More to be desire than gold, sweeter than honey.
The saved continued first in doctrine (Acts 2:41,42). Like the early church, Perseverance and delight must be your disposition to the Word of God.
Being sold out to God has cost, but it’s worth it!