Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?” Then I will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!” - Matthew 7:21-23
In today’s teaching, Marc Turnage explains that being Jesus’ followers is about obedience to God and His commands. It’s not about making Him or those in our communities of faith into superheroes.
Being a follower of Jesus means to daily obey our Father in heaven. Every day, we recognize who the King of the universe is and what our relationship with Him is.
God is King; we are not. The mark of us being His followers is doing the will of His Father who is in heaven.
Question: Are you seeking to do God’s will and to apply His commandments in your daily life?
Family Chat: Did you know that obedience to your parents is how you learn to obey God? We must learn to obey our parents and the authority that God puts in our lives.
Take Action: When you hear God’s voice today, obey it. If you don’t yet have an accountability partner, choose someone specifically for the purpose of growing in obeying God’s commands each and every day.