What Jesus asks of us is usually pretty simple. Easy? Not always. Simple. Yes.
Jesus approached Jerusalem. It was Passover week. As they approached Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jeaus gave these instructions to two of His disciples.
“Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back shortly.'”
Who were these two disciples that Jesus sent?
Peter? John? We don’t know.
What did the two disciples do? Jesus’ instructions were simple. Easy? Take a colt from someone you don’t know… without first asking? I think even in that culture they might be suspected as thieves.
How would they respond? Would they question Jesus? Would they look for further clarification? Would they drag their feet? Would they knock on the door and ask for permission to take the colt?
“The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them”
“Some people standing there asked, ‘What are you doing, untying that colt?’ They answered just as Jesus told them to, and the people let them go.”
Jesus’ instructions were simple. The disciples response was immediate, unquestioning obedience. They did exactly what Jesus asked of them, when He asked them to do it. They spoke exactly as Jesus instructed them.
Obedience really is simple. Easy? No. Simple? Yes.
Just do and say what Jesus says, when He says to.
Obedience reflects trust.
Obedience demonstrates love.
Obedience proves we are His disciples.
I can’t call myself a Christ-follower… and not follow.
A non-obeying disciple is an oxymoron.
Disciples follow Jesus.
Disciples do what Jesus did.
Disciples do what Jesus asks.
Disciples say what Jesus said.
Disciples say what Jesus asks.
Disciples offer Jesus their unconditional obedience.
Am I His disciple?
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