A divine secret millionaire (see previous post), who offers us at his own expense a loving relationship with our Creator, may sound too good to be true, but think again about the key points.
• The television secret millionaires used their money to the greatest advantage, not by spending it on themselves, but by giving it away.
• Yeshua (Jesus) came willingly to this Earth to take on a very basic life, and a very brutal death, but by taking my place, and yours, He has secured an eternal future for all who receive His offer of forgiveness and new life.
• Compared to the Creator of the universe who am I? I do not have the matchless beauty, the supreme intelligence, the awesome power, and yet if He thinks I am worth coming to this Earth for and suffering so much, I must be someone very special and of infinite worth.
Realising that you’re special, realising that you’re loved, and knowing that peace with your Creator is offered to you as a free gift may sound very comfortable and easy. We really can trust Him for our future, but following Yeshua is challenging. What else do you expect from someone who gave His life in the service of others, and calls you to follow Him? It takes more than clicking ‘Like’ on the Jesus Christ Facebook page. Yeshua calls us all to turn from our old ways, forget about ourselves and put Him first.
Jesus said, “If anyone wants to be My follower, he must forget about himself. He must take up his cross and follow Me. If anyone wants to keep his life safe, he will lose it. If anyone gives up his life because of Me, he will save it.” (Matthew 16:24-25)