Bold to Obey

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The disciples were “amazed.” What was so amazing? They were walking directly into Jerusalem and were amazed because Jesus was “walking on ahead of them.”

Earlier, He had warned them that He would “be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him” (Mark 9:31). As they approached Jerusalem, Jesus affirmed this prophecy. He knew what awaited Him.

To the disciples, Jerusalem must have seemed like a place to be avoided. They must have been surprised when Jesus announced that this was their destination. They were amazed and astonished by Jesus’ leadership, walking ahead of them.

However, while they were afraid, Jesus had no fear. Although they were hesitant and reluctant, He was bold and decisive, ready to embrace the trials ahead of Him.

The disciples reacted in ways that are typical for human nature. How hard it can be to embrace the paths and make the decisions that involve uncertainty or danger! In our flesh, we naturally desire to remain in places with minimal risk.

Yet, if we are to be true followers of Jesus, we must learn to embrace whatever God calls us to do. We must trust in Him as we follow His leading, regardless of the opposition or challenges we might face.

This doesn’t mean we should be reckless or irresponsible. But it does mean we must place the will of God above our own personal convenience, pleasure, or will. As God calls us, we need to be ready to do the tough things we would like to avoid, put off, or ignore.

Today, submit your life anew to the lordship of Jesus. Be ready to go where He wants you to go and do what He wants you to do. He will transform your life!