Of course as responsible adults, we never say this when we are asked (or told) to do something, right? Well, let’s think about it for a moment…
“Go and make disciples”… Just a minute!
“Feed my sheep”… Just a minute!
“Repent and be Baptized”… Just a minute!
“Love your neighbor”… Just a minute!
I wonder how often we say “Just a minute!” to the commands of our Lord.
Is being a follower of Jesus Christ something we do at our leisure? I don’t think that’s what the Lord has in mind, do you? In spite of this, I’ve heard so many times over the years people say that they’re too busy, not ready, not comfortable to things that have to do with being obedient to Jesus Christ, a sad business. Jesus was clear and concise in the matter when He said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” (John 14:15)
Since Jesus has made this so clear, where does convenience come into it? Where does being “ready” come into it?
OK, I know you get my drift, and yes, I have done this all too often myself. My He forgive us when we fall short of the mark…