It’s All About Me!
As Jesus was extending the command to follow Him in Luke 9, it’s interesting the way two of the guys responded to Him.
One said, “LORD, suffer (allow) ME FIRST to go and bury my father.” (9:59)
The other one said, “LORD, I will follow thee; but let ME FIRST go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.” (9:61)
Do you hear the contradiction in their statements? “LORD” and “ME FIRST” are contradictory terms! Because if “ME” is “FIRST,” Jesus isn’t “LORD!”
And that, my friend, might just be the best way to explain Laodicean (or 21st century) Christianity…
Our LIPS exude Jesus is “LORD.”
Our LIFE exudes “ME FIRST.”
God help us.