Following Jesus is not a private affair. If people that I know are surprised to find out that I am a Christian, then I am probably not.
Why are we always saying unbiblical things like: “Don’t follow me, follow Jesus”?
When Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem to begin rebuilding the walls, he had no idea just exactly what he was stepping into.
Read: 1Samuel 14:1-52, John 7:31-53, Psalm 109:1-31, Proverbs 15:5-7 “Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor bearer. “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” (1 Samuel 14:6) Relate: If I have my information…
Some choices need to be made again, and again, and again…
If he were judged by our understanding of “good theology”, there could only be one verdict… Jesus was a heretic.
These are three famous men who gave up everything that God’s ways might be known throughout the earth. Many tens of thousands have followed in their footsteps.